Adults Let’s Play!

        For National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 6, 2019), I make a call to parents/caretakers of young children to roll up our sleeves, get down on the floor and… play!  Playing for a few minutes as part of daily routines is one of the best...

Gracias!

Welcome to the holidays! The frenzy of celebrations and anticipation can drive us to overlook the accompanying stress of traveling, logistics, cooking, family obligations, shopping…and affording it all!  We may end up not taking time to rest and enjoy with our...

Tips to Transition Gracefully into Fall

September naturally brings a number of transitions; beginning of the school year, end of vacation time, weather changes, catching up with postponed work, new performance goals, etc. At this time, it is also natural for stress and discontent to creep up on us without...

The Most Valuable Gift for Children’s Mental Health

In celebration of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 10), I advocate for the most valuable gift we can give to our children…mindful parents and caregivers!!! Mindfulness does not require meditating regularly (though it is helpful). Mindfulness is a...