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”

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”