Things I Know For Sure… Volume 2

Over the years, I have picked up various pieces of knowledge and wisdom as I navigate this journey of life. In this series, I will share a few things each week that I know for sure. Here’s my disclaimer: I never say never. I’ve learned my lesson on that one. I’m pretty sure the reverse […]

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Introducing Mindfulness Practice to Children

Research indicates that mindfulness practice helps children increase their emotional regulation, ability to demonstrate empathy, and ability to focus on an activity.  When children practice mindfulness, the part of the brain the controls executive functioning, the prefrontal cortex, is activated.  You can think of the prefrontal cortex like the air traffic control center of the […]

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Building Resilient Kids By Building Strong Relationships

Everyone is resilient. We often talk of resilience as a characteristic that an individual either has or does not have. “She’ll be ok; she’s resilient” or “I’m worried about him; he’s just not that resilient.” However, the truth is that resilience exists on a continuum, with every person possessing varying degrees of resilience in various […]

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With Gratitude, A Gift From Me to You

With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I have been reflecting upon those things for which I am most thankful.  My goal for Reflecting Relationships is simple: I want to help more children and families.  To accomplish that goal I am bottling up the work I do every day by creating an 8-week Trauma-Informed Parenting course, which will […]

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