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mental wellbeing

Parenting tips: Supporting mental health for children

Normalizing talking about and prioritizing mental health for children is essential for parents, schools, and our communities. Our children are facing higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, much like adults.  For the last year, our children have been dealing with loss.  The loss of celebrating major milestones, the loss of spending time with family and friends, and facing the traumatic impact of the loss of life they have witnessed time and time again.  Our youth need support for their men[...]

Refill your tank: 3 ways cultivate self-compassion on hard days

Why is self-compassion so hard for women? Just think.  Do any of these phrases sound familiar? You're always messing things up.  You'll never get things right.  You never seem to say the right thing.  You are ugly.  You don't belong to be here. Most of us would never say these phrases to someone, but how often have these ugly words replayed in your mind or even come out your mouth about yourself? Sadly, I will admit I have been there. Even as a child, I held high (often unrealistic) expectations of who I[...]