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”

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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”

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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”

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Mindfulness, Mini Me Yoga, and Body Image

As a Culture, we have a real opportunity to make changes from the ground up, and that means starting with our children. Countless studies have shown that Meditation has positive effects on both the brain and the whole body’s ability to deal with stress. This isn’t even bringing Spirituality into the conversation. Meditation is goodContinue reading “Mindfulness, Mini Me Yoga, and Body Image”

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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”

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