I’m sure there really are kids out there who are excited about heading back to school after the summer holidays. But I don’t know any of them.
Mindfulness has become one of the buzzwords of the past decade. Mindfulness is receiving hype by in corporations, educational institutions, psychologist’s offices, fitness centres, and increasingly in our family homes. In fact, mindfulness in families is becoming almost essential. And for good reason.
In a young child’s world, so much is new and unfamiliar. When you consider a toddler’s inexperience, coupled with their limited reasoning skills, it’s easy to understand why a toddler might react in fear to a host of benign, everyday things.
By: Shana Schutte
Since age ten Lori has cried for hours while resisting the urge to cut herself. Some days, long sleeves and pants covered the shame of her bleeding scars. Other days, when the temptation didn’t attack her, hope swelled.
By: Rachel Doherty
A midlife crisis sounds like a rite of passage, about the time we face the emptying nest and menopause. But there are points in life when circumstances force us to look deeper at what we do with our time, energy and money. And rather than having a crisis, it might be time to pivot.
Instead of toughening our children up, let’s develop that sensitivity and find ways to support their resiliency at the same time. It is possible to be sensitive and resilient.
By: Jennie Scott
I know that what looks easy in your life takes great planning and coordination and a whole lot of work plus a little bit of luck.