My son has a rare disease called Usher Syndrome - he is gradually going deaf and blind - it’s been hard to see his hearing and his eyesight decline in his adolescence, and he’s been struggling socially, since friendships with his friends from younger years have shifted as he’s entered high school, he doesn’t feel like he can keep up in normal conversations, how fast paced they are, he often has to ask people to repeat themselves.
And I’m giving some context here because he’s found online gaming as a fun way to use his headphones and talk and laugh and hear everything people say. Plus he’s good at it.
I spend a lot of time actively praying for my children and asking and listening for guidance. I’ve talked about prayer on the podcast before, but with Joseph, I knew I needed to let Joseph keep his love of video games, but guide him, but not be too controlling about it. And it went against everything I had previously thought about video...
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...
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.