Some people think it’s odd to do things alone. There’s a sort of stigma attached to being alone, which can make it more difficult to do. Sometimes it can be jarring when people don’t act the way we expect them to. In our society, we tend to imagine people in perfectly paired off little groups or family units, so when we see someone on their own sometimes it registers as odd for a moment. That doesn’t mean it actually is weird though! Spending time on your own is a perfectly valid choice.
There’s a very big fear of laziness in our culture. Hard work is such a strong social value, that even if it isn’t your own personal value, there’s often some underlying guilt when you don’t structure your life around pursuing it. But is it actually bad to be lazy? And does laziness really exist?
Deciding to move in with a partner is a big decision! Living together can be an important step to take in a relationship, but moving in with anyone can cause some struggles, especially as you adjust to your new situation. At our...
What’s a temper tantrum? Has your child ever had a meltdown over something that seems really small? Maybe it seemed like they went from zero to one hundred mph in an instant–one moment perfectly fine, the next moment screaming...
The new year is often a time of setting resolutions and making goals for the coming year. But that puts a lot of pressure on this time of year! And we’ve seen in the last two years that even the more carefully attended plans...
Imagine yourself more like rings of a tree–each year we add onto who we already are, but those younger versions of ourselves stay right there inside of us.
So what can you do to connect with your inner child this winter?
Anxiety is so often taking us out of the present moment, and trying to force our brains to fixate on things we can’t see, feel, touch, or control in anyway. But mindfulness helps to allow us to release those anxious thoughts instead of following them down the rabbit hole, and refocus on our present moment.
Luckily for us, kids are excellent learners–and they want to learn. Their brains are ready to absorb all of the new information they can. And storytelling is a great way to get kids engaged and excited about learning. It stimulates their imagination and helps them to develop creative thinking skills and empathy. So, if you’re looking for a place to start teaching your child about mental health, check out these children’s books!
Teens are balancing a lot! Not only do they need to manage their school work, but they may also have sports, clubs, part time jobs, volunteer work, internships, family or household responsibilities–and on top of that they still also need time for a social life, and to rest. How can you help your teen manage their stress?
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