Co-constructing Our Transition

Our lives have changed. The rug was pulled from under our feet. We have spent a few months hovering between safety and minimal risk — juggling new roles, learning ways to stay safe, and grieving multiple losses.   Now, as we contemplate the possibility of returning to...

Wishing You Serenity

Upon 20 years as a psychotherapist and 45 years on the planet, I continue finding strength in the Serenity Prayer by Karl Neigbuhr (scroll down). In the past year, significant personal losses brought the value of this prayer to the forefront of my daily coping. I...

Build a Fort For Resilience

Having a place for psychological safety is particularly beneficial during times of stress.  Autumn is a season of many transitions that generate anxiety for children: new schools, new classrooms, new teachers, new routines, weather changes, etc.  This is a prime time...

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...

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...

My Journey as Parent-Psychotherapist-Consultant

More reflections on capturing the opportunity to grow as parents, while supporting our children’s wellbeing…in my interview for Awesome Women Entrepreneurs Radio Show about my journey becoming an early childhood therapist and consultant.