Adolescence is a time when a lot of things change. Everything seems to be changing. Teens’ brains are one of those things that are changing. In this educational video geared towards teens, I talk about what’s happening to their brains during adolescence. I also offer some tips at the end for how they can better foster healthy connections within their brains.
Racism is a trauma that our entire society is desperately trying to heal from while at the same time actively trying to change. Systemic racism is a trauma that dates back to the beginning of our society. People of color have experienced discrimination and racism for as far back as our history goes. It is […]
Body awareness involves having an awareness of the connection between body and mind. Unfortunately, anxiety or pain can cause people to disconnect from both their body and mind. After all, it can feel scary or painful to be truly aware of our bodies or our thoughts.
However, body awareness is important as it helps us to understand who we are and how we move through space. Mindfulness and music are two ways that body awareness can be cultivated in a way that feels safe and accessible. In this post, I share a bit about how the two work together to do this.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes it takes work. It can be hard to want to keep persevering, to keep on keepin’ on, so to speak. In this guided meditation, I lead you on a climb up a mountain. On this climb, you’ll have the chance to discover or reconnect to your own power and strength. […]
Sometimes things happen to us that make us feel that all is lost. In honor of Rebuild Your Life Month, I share tips for working through such situations.
Compassion fatigue can be a serious problem in healthcare as it affects both the provider and the person receiving care. Yet, it can be managed and treated. Learn more about compassion fatigue in my latest post.
The Need for Caregiver Self-Care Caregivers providing long-term care for others have a great need for effective self-care practices. Last week I wrote about some of the difficult feelings caregivers can experience when providing long-term care to someone. Today I’m going to talk a bit more about the importance of caregiver self-care. Specifically, I want […]
The demands of being a caregiver can have a negative effect on your own mental health. Learn some ways to care for your mental health while caregiving.
Between the long-standing homophobia and transphobia in our society and the increased cyberbullying, the LGBTQ community face unique mental health challenges. Because today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, I wrote this post to highlight the harm of homophobia and transphobia.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Because of this, I’m challenging myself to write a post every week on a different topic related to mental health. Last week I wrote about how your mental health can affect your overall health through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This week I’m looking at how music therapy can […]