Anxiety, Productivity and the Workplace

  Any time you are distracted, even by positive thoughts, you aren’t present at your work and you’re unproductive. What can you do to bring better focus? Create a personal ritual in the car or on the train on your way to work. Close your eyes and let go of the things that happened rightContinue reading “Anxiety, Productivity and the Workplace”

Just Breathe

Speaking as someone who knows, (I have asthma)breathing is pretty important. What we forget in this day and age is what happens when we don’t breathe. I work with adults and children who suffer with Anxiety, and guess what?  The first thing we talk about before we get to work is breathing. When I leadContinue reading “Just Breathe”

Talk is Cheap

As a culture we give all the appearances of a race of people addicted to the negative and talking about the negative. Notice how easy it is to get into a conversation with someone about a topic that is dark, or about a third person. The same can be said about the Healing Process. WeContinue reading “Talk is Cheap”

Anxiety and Psycho-Spiritual Healing

Stress is the known, the conscious thing you are dreading or concerned about.  Anxiety, however is unconscious. It’s the panic attack that hits you “out of nowhere”. It’s the fight with your partner over laundry that gets completely out of control and the next thing you know, you are having a screaming match over socks.Continue reading “Anxiety and Psycho-Spiritual Healing”

Adults and Developmental Trauma

“Adults who suffer from developmental trauma may go on to develop Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or “cPTSD,” which is characterized by difficulties in emotional regulation, consciousness and memory, self-perception, distorted perceptions of perpetrators of abuse, difficulties in relationships with other people, and negative effects on the meaningfulness of life.” –Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. In otherContinue reading “Adults and Developmental Trauma”

Be Where Your Feet Are

He said when you’re really frightened and scared and need help, you can get a Life Activation and bring the Light down to you.

Social-Emotional Tools for Adoptive Parents

I am VERY new the parenting scene, although I was a Nanny for many years and Special Education Teacher too. Even having an MEd didn’t prepare me. I know kids, but being a parent has been an adjustment. Nothing prepared me for co-parenting two gorgeous little souls who were adopted. I’ve learned a whole newContinue reading “Social-Emotional Tools for Adoptive Parents”

Neurodiversity, Education, and Classroom Management

Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20…If I had known what I know now, in terms of skills and tools, I would have had a lot more to offer my at-risk students when I was a Special Education Teacher. Children living in poverty have extreme behaviours, at times, because they are living in extreme circumstances. It isContinue reading “Neurodiversity, Education, and Classroom Management”

Temple Grandin

Neuro-of the brain, Diversity-the state or fact of being diverse;difference, unlikeness Temple Grandin, if you don’t know already is a full-blown Autistic who has been a trailblazer in so many ways: women’s rights, Autism Advocacy, Humane treatment of animals. If you have not had a chance to see her life story on HBO, it isContinue reading “Temple Grandin”