More teens than ever (especially girls) are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. As a society our goal should not be to get rid of a child’s anxiety or the experiences that create fear; instead we should be teaching them how to tolerate ALL of their feelings and to be more resilient. It is possible to understand how fear operates in the physical, emotional and spiritual realms and what actions can help strengthen our inner calm and help children to thrive.Read More
Teenagers are suffering. They are killing themselves because somehow they believe that things won't get better and that the only way to end their pain is to end their lives. This is unacceptable and the adults in their lives need to let them know that. This blog is intended to be a letter that you can copy and share with a teen who you love. Give them another option.Read More
I got some amazing feedback on the blog post that I wrote back in May regarding how to know whether your teen is resilient. I also heard that moms wanted more information about cultivating resiliency for themselves.
Our goals in life should include learning how to be strong and resourceful in the face of adversity, because I promise you there will be challenges in your life.
Most often though, it's when we are able to overcome these challenges that we find our calling or they force us to grow into better humans.
When we are resilient we are less anxious and depressed, because we trust that these challenges are showing up FOR us. We don't worry about what is coming or get trapped in a cycle of beating ourselves up for what we did in the past. Resilient people know that they can handle anything, they know how to get support and they choose to live in the present moment only using the past to learn from their mistakes.
Please take a few minutes to document where you are in terms of resiliency. If you click on the image below you will be able to save it as a PDF so that you can track how you and your kids are doing. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!