Teaching Mindfulness: 5 Ways to Reduce Childhood Anxiety

Childhood Anxiety

Mindfulness is one of those trendy words that, in the minds of many, seems to be connected to something spiritual or mystical or detaching oneself from the world. But mindfulness is none of that. Simply put, mindfulness is being fully conscious and aware of the present moment. That awareness encompasses paying attention to your thoughts…

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Cutting to Cope: Understanding the Mechanism Behind Self-Injury

Cutting to Cope

Absentmindedly and unintentionally, you step into the bathroom to put up some freshly folded towels just as your daughter exits the shower. Her eyes widen. She quickly wraps the towel around herself. But you’ve already seen what she’s trying to conceal. – Scars and partially healed wounds. You freeze and stare at her, unsure about…

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Mindfulness for Children: 5 Easy Ways to Make It Fun

Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness. These days, when you google the word you will find its lofty concept inherently connected to mental health and psychological therapy. That alone can make the idea a little intimidating to implement for adults. How could you ever explain or teach it to your children? It’s actually not quite as complicated as it may…

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Maintaining a Safe and Clean Life After Addiction

clean life after addiction

Cleaning up your life and body after addiction is like cleaning up a house that has been neglected for a long time. You should be proud of your efforts towards having a clean life after addiction. It’s not easy by any means. It takes courage and strength. You must remember, though, that detox and rehab…

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5 Reasons Why Gratitude Can Change Your Life


Do you see your life as a glass half empty or half full? All too often we tend to be ungrateful for the things we have. That is, until something happens in our lives and suddenly everything is gone – money, friends, hope. It’s in those moments when our eyes get opened. Then, we finally…

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Find Solution’s to Your Child’s Sleep Problems

child's sleep problems

 The sound that you think is part of your dream slowly rouses you from your slumber. You blink, confused by the fact that the noise is still present. Yet, you’re awake!   As you become more conscious of your surroundings, you realize that it comes from the adjacent room. Your child’s room. And suddenly you…

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Does Your Child Have Asperger’s? 10 Signs to Look For


“His words were gushing out like a waterfall. I watched him pace back and forth in the room, recounting the statistics he had read in a book about baseball – his great passion. I knew a lot of people didn’t understand him. They often found his behavior annoying and odd. “All his life, he had…

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