12 Topics to Discuss with Your Child About Social Media

The vast majority of kids and adolescents are on social media. In some ways social media creates an outlet for creativity, connection, and fun. At the same time, social media comes with some downsides, whether it’s in regard to physical safety or mental health. Rates of anxiety and depression have always been higher in the […]
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Breath: The Simple & Powerful Key to Well-Being

Breathing- We do it every day and we know it is essential, but when was the last time you really thought about your breath?  While yoga and mindfulness have increased the popularity of focused breath work, it can be easy to miss how profound and accessible this work actually is.  Let’s talk about some of […]
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The Importance of Perspective Taking

I saved a life. I am in no way referencing mental health, here. I gave my boyfriend the Heimlich maneuver and SAVED HIS LIFE. And you know what struck me? No one clapped. No one (other than our table of friends) said or did anything. The waitress even walked away while it was all happening. […]
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Running on Empty

I truly believe at any given moment, we’re all doing the best we can. All of us. And our best looks different from week to week, day to day, and even moment to moment. Sometimes our best looks like excelling at work, school, or home. We’re productive and focused. We can see a what we […]
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MOVE Your Way Through Stress

It’s easy to think about how our mood affects our movement. Maybe you have a hard time sitting still when you are feeling anxious or you find it difficult to move at all when you are depressed?  But let’s talk about the reverse- moving your body can also change your emotional state! If you are […]
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Grief + Loss and How It Might Help Explain Your Current Emotional State

Recently, I have been bombarded with a number of people expressing how difficult it has been to concentrate lately. Frankly, I have felt it too. Simple tasks seem to have taken on a new weightiness, brain fog complicates normal to-do lists, and making decisions can feel excruciatingly difficult.  You may be surprised to find out […]
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Why do I have anxiety?

Well, let me start with—I don’t know why you specifically have anxiety; however, I have many questions only you can answer and maybe that can help you start to understand it a little better. Does it run in your family? This matters for a couple reasons: 1. You could have the genetic predisposition for mental […]
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Quit watering your kids’ grapes

No, listen, that’s not gibberish. I was recently in Napa and while I was there, not only did I learn how they make sparkling wine using the same method as those in Champagne, France but I also learned about how it’s important to not water grapes. It may not be true for all vineyards, but […]
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