7 ways to help kids manage stress

7 ways to help kids manage stress

We can’t always protect our children from hard things and, in fact, it would be a disservice to do so. Letting our kids resolve low-stakes challenges on their own helps them to build self-esteem and resilience. But, watching them struggle is downright painful.  It’s...
Parenting in a pandemic: how to get through it

Parenting in a pandemic: how to get through it

  The laundry’s done, the beds are made, and you have plenty to time to savor that morning cup of coffee, right? We’d be willing to guess that may not be the case for many of you… maybe most of you as summer disappeared into fall and back-to-school plans...
Bad mood? Here are 8 lifestyle tips to help turn it around

Bad mood? Here are 8 lifestyle tips to help turn it around

When we describe our feelings, we can be pretty specific. We use words like bored, irritated, content, calm, aggravated, restless, excited, and on and on. We can also usually attribute a feeling to something specific. I’m irritated because someone didn’t answer my...
7 tricks to help you fall asleep faster

7 tricks to help you fall asleep faster

  It happens to all of us. You’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, hoping for sleep to come. Maybe you’ve been in bed for a while. Maybe it’s even been a couple of hours. Maybe you grab your phone to pass the time. And time does pass. But you? You’re still...
The essential guide to melatonin, the natural sleep aid

The essential guide to melatonin, the natural sleep aid

  Have you ever found yourself tossing and turning at night, unable to fall asleep, even though you know you are exhausted? You are not alone. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of healthy adults will experience some type of difficulty with sleep in the course...