What To Do When Your Kids Are Making You Grey

As a therapist who specializes in children and family therapy, I hear questions from parents on a daily basis about how to effectively calm a child when they are having a tantrum. Well, before I share all my therapy secrets …here is a little science behind what is happening to your child’s brain when they are experiencing a big emotion and displaying a tantrum ...

Can You Be Mindful With a Full Mind?!

As a current graduate student working towards becoming a licensed mental health counselor, I hear a lot from my professors and colleagues about self care. It is important in any job or lifestyle to set aside time for you and your needs. Making sure to eat well, spend time with family and friends, exercise and relax. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But wait a minute, that last word, relax… um… when do I have time for that? Between two jobs, class time, homework, going to the gym, running errands, grocery shopping, and playing with the dog, I barely have enough hours in the day to squeeze in time with my boyfriend, friends and family. I’m sure you can relate to this feeling. Whether it be kids, long hours at work, volunteering, or being involved in the the community, it’s more common than not that the average adult does not have time to just relax.