Have you ever wondered, when you see another person upset, “what the heck do I say right now?” or “this is so awkward!” Do you wonder how to draw a quiet, withdrawn teenager out of their shell and get them to talk to you more, to open up to you if there’s distance in the relationship? Do you wonder “why doesn't my child listen to me?”
When your partner is upset or hurting - and you want to help but you’re so worried about the problem you don’t even know what to say and everything you DO say seems to be the wrong thing?
Or what about when your spouse is having a hard time, say it’s a problem at work, and you know the solution, but the more you offer suggestions, the more frustrating the conversation becomes?
The #1 reason even the most “well-intended” conversations can fall flat - and it has to do with the role we are taking on in the moment we are witnessing a loved one having a hard time.
Today, I want to speak to you about anxiety and politics. I want speak to the collective anxiety most of us have been feeling towards this year’s presidential election, the outcome, and how this year has felt different than any other year for most of us who can remember presidential elections over the decades. Yes, decades. I’ve been alive for four decades now, almost five, and I feel like this election year has been like no other.
Whether you follow politics closely, or whether you choose not to, and no matter which way you wanted this election to go, I’m going to address the anxiety that I’ve been helping many of my clients work through, especially the young adults I work with. I can see that our younger generations, our teens and young adults, are looking the older generation, for answers. I want to give you some ideas of how to help your loved ones deal with anxiety and politics right now.
Self-awareness if the foundation of a solid mental health strategy. Taking care of your brain. Your mental health really matters. So taking care of your brain is so important. When I think of the opposite of mental health, it’s mental illness. Mental health can affect every part of a persons life and the lives of those around them. Mental health can get in the way of peoples abilities to connect with other people. Most of us go through life unaware of how to heal those parts of us that need some care and loving attention. I’m here to help you heal yourself. I’ve devoted most of my own adult life to my own healing journey and I love sharing what I’ve learned.
It’s fall of 2020 and we are still dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m seeing a lot of anxiety. I’m seeing a...
With the current circumstances of a pandemic happening and a polarized election around the corner, there is a collective amount of anxiety and overwhelm happening with individuals and families. I’ve been busier than ever lately with coaching.
I want to help you if you are having a difficult time navigating the restlessness going on in our country and within your own head and heart space.
When anxiety comes on, we have choices, but often times we don't think we do. We don’t have to be consumed in the overwhelm and shut down, or rely on ‘hope’ that things get better.
Instead, we can utilize some powerful anxiety coping tools and call upon our ability to be present, practice mindfulness, and cultivate some inner resilience.
Here’s what I’ve noticed as a student of psychology, a yoga instructor for over twenty years, and in my coaching practice. There are three different ways anxiety comes up for most of us, but for now...
First off, I want to say, Thank you for trusting me with your teenagers. I love them. Ya'all have amazing humans you've been raising!
I've noticed a couple of things:
They're in a hurry to feel better, fast.
A common theme that keeps coming up is to slow down.
It's okay to slow down.
Because we need to pay attention to ourselves.
We need to understand why we don’t feel good.
That's where I come in with the coaching. I help people slow down.
I help them pause, notice what they're thinking and I hold the space for them to stay with the unrest inside of them long enough to process it.
Why we in such a hurry all the damn time? (scuze my french si vous plait).
The goal isn’t to feel better fast. The goal is to feel now. Even when it's inconvenient.
Especially when it's inconvenient.
Or else we get all anxious and stuff.
We ultimately end up feeling better by allowing all our feelings.
The positive and the negative.
Teens face A LOT these days....
In this mini course, I'll take you through the Emotion Coaching framework that is a gamechanger for cultivating more peace. Plus you'll discover how to shift the 'frustration habit' and parent from a place of trusting yourself more.
In this free mini course, I'll take you through the Emotion Coaching framework I've taught hundreds of moms and dads for cultivating more peace. Plus you'll discover how to shift the 'frustration habit' and parent from a place of trusting yourself more.