Back in March 2020 I remember thinking two weeks of lockdown will be great. We can get stuff done and really spend some family time together. There was an actual excitement over the lockdown. Now eleven months later it feels like it will never end. The lockdown has had a [...]
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When I have a teenager in my office I try to give them a better understanding of anxiety and how its based in the body as well as the mind. Trying to explain neuroscience to teens hasn't been that easy but it's really important. Many teens think its just all [...]
Ever hear the saying “fake it till you make it.” Well I am a big believer in that because as you are faking it you are actually shifting your energy to change. So often I have teens in my office trying to breakthrough the depression or anxiety that they feel. [...]
How do you prepare your child for school this September? This school year will look nothing like anything we have ever dealt with. There will be no back to school hugs for friends and group pictures, there will be no groups of moms joyfully talking with each other at drop [...]
Recently I have seen an increase in the amount of kids and teens being referred to my office due to sleep disturbances. This comes as no surprise considering the state of the world currently. Sleep is crucial and without good sleep we can’t regulate our emotions or function well. Below [...]
Lets be honest going onto eleven weeks of quarantine has been no walk in the park. Everyone has been affected with stress. We have lived in a world that has forced not only adults but also kids to deal with massive uncertainty, tons of loss, and an overall feeling of [...]
This is a time unlike anything we have seen before. Teens and college kids are now trying to learn virtually, plus deal with being in their homes away from their friends and mix that with a whole lot of family time. Its like the perfect storm, plus they have no [...]
Does your teens brain go straight to the negative? Anytime a situation occurs have you noticed that they immediately process the situation as the most awful, no good, horrendous thing that has ever happened? Lets face it as adults we tend to do this too. We can all be saved [...]
A while back one of my yoga teachers told me a phrase that not only do I repeat numerous times a day but I tell to all my clients as well. This powerful phrase is “worry about your own yoga mat”. Let that sink in for a second. How often [...]
As parents we are constantly talking to our children about what they should do. They should be on social media less, they should eat better, exercise, and sleep. We talk to them about how to handle relationships. We tell them not to allow others to bring them down, have confidence [...]