According to a health advisory published in early December by the U.S. Surgeon General, since the pandemic began, more young people are experiencing …As remote learning continues, parents urged to be proactive on mental wellness
Hi! I am a Counselor, Art Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor by day. Mother mornings and nights. Advocate, writer, and compassionate thinker when possible.
What are some traditions that make your heart feel full? Thinking about the holidays should be a thought of love, peace, and warmth. Some people have not had the traditional feels of the holiday season. What can you do to bring yourself warmth and light so that you can let in the love and harmony?
Begin by thinking about those that are part of your inner circle. Who do you want to share your love with? If there are children in your life how do we help them feel the reasons behind the season? Traditions new and old can help us feel connected to our families history and future.
What can you do? Find your inner peace through meditation, Yoga, cooking, reading, really anything that can provide your inner self with positive self-care.
Nourish yourself with the love of your family. Begin a family game night. Attempt to engage in a family mystery. Make gifts for one another no matter which holiday you are celebrating. This will instill the importance of spending time and energy focusing on one person at a time.
Allow yourself to let go of any guilt from the past. Use positive affirmations and love for self to promote positive thinking and love for self.
I hope this holiday season more than anything brings love to you and your families.
Trauma can be hidden in so many different ways. When a person experiences trauma we can become more reactive, startle easier, feel as though our trauma is replaying, and avoid places or people that remind us of the trauma that we have experienced. A child that experiences trauma can look many different ways. If you have a child that has experienced trauma, read this article to identify why these behaviors could be occurring. Knowing the why can help you understand the need to find help and answers. This can provide the wraparound care that could greatly benefit your child and ensure a lasting relationship with you through trust and support. Please remember trauma does not just magically go away even if we ignore and avoid processing it.
Safy for Foster Care
I too sat down, laying the spear between us, and tried to explain how I came to Ever think about what it would be like to provide a lasting positive effect on a child that is in need of temporary or long-term support? There are many agencies out there to provide you with resources to foster children in need. Classes are provided and agencies can help facilitate a way for you to make this dream a reality. Check out Safy if this is where your next journey is leading you:https://www.safy.org/become-a-foster-parent/?keyword=foster%20care&matchtype=e&network=g&device=m&gclid=Cj0KCQjwt-6LBhDlARIsAIPRQcKxLWJfw4ht0p4ZtAJdRg2rCbDiSF3lN8TgwEYH1JTdu9J6_klIApoaAmtWEALw_wcB