Lucky Charms and Other Ways to Ground Yourself

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I decided that lucky charms were the perfect topic for today. Not the curiously colorful sugar cereal with mini marshmallows, but the kind they’re named after. President Obama once revealed that he kept a selection of charms in his pocket. In the particular interview I saw, … More Lucky Charms and Other Ways to Ground Yourself

5 Simple Ways to Build a Village – for Yourself

Do you ever feel isolated, like you’re the only one whose child has challenges? I remember walking through the halls of my son’s elementary school, imagining that nobody else had to worry about having a tough drop off, or that they might get a call from a flustered administrator later in the day. I was … More 5 Simple Ways to Build a Village – for Yourself

3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Un-Rock Your World

Mindfulness is getting so much exposure right now, you might be tired of hearing about it. But I hope all the talk makes you curious instead. The thing about mindfulness is that it has been shown to make a real difference in lowering stress levels, improving mood, outlook, creativity and productivity. Who couldn’t use that? … More 3 Simple Mindfulness Techniques to Un-Rock Your World

Manifesto for Parents of Children Who Struggle

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the challenges parents face when their child struggles. Some kids have a hard time concentrating, making friends, or managing school. Others are quirky, difficult, depressed or anxious. Kids can be sensitive, gifted, delayed – or just different. They might struggle with hyperactivity, a medical condition, or the … More Manifesto for Parents of Children Who Struggle