What Are Your Thinking Habits? 5 Ways to Cultivate Resilience & A Growth Mindset (For the Whole Family!)

Research indicates that people who are resilient are more likely to be healthier, live longer, be more successful at school and in their careers, feel happier in relationships, and be prone to less depression (Reivich & Shatte, 2002).  Moreover, SELF-COMPASSION bears a greater impact on resilience than self-esteem does!  In short let’s show our children, and ourselves some SERIOUS self-love! 

Here are five simple ways to encourage self-compassion, growth mindset, and positive self-talk!

Be the Tree

Be the Tree I was at the park the other day with my daughter.  We were having one of those…

Netflix and Inspire: Chasing Coral

The next generation needs our Oceans…I recently watched Chasing Coral with Richard Vevars.  The film gives you so much amazing information about a world that sustains OUR world.  Coral Reef Ecosystems provide food and a source of income for over 500 million people.  The ocean is a life source for us, but for most of the population it is also out of sight out of mind. We have lost 80-90% of coral in Florida, and in the last 30 years we have lost 30% of the world’s corals.

Will You Be My Listening Partner?

The listening partner is just that…an ACTIVE LISTENER. They do not need to offer solutions, they do not need to try to reaffirm you, they do not need to try to solve your problem.  They are an invaluable set of ears and a willing heart.

12 Things I Have Learned in 12 Months

Today is my baby’s first birthday.  12 months of newness.  12 months of navigating an entirely new reality.  12 months of realizing that all the months going forward are going to contribute to the largest learning curve I have ever been on.  These are the 12 lessons she has taught me in 12 months. 

2018 Thank You, Next.

Dear 2018, Thank You, Next. I’m so freaking grateful for my….JOURNEY Ariana Grande’s new song really has a point.  The…

It’s Not About Being Perfect

The purpose of life is to grow, through effort.  If life were perfect, we would never have the opportunities to strut our stuff!  Is every single day filled with endless moments of joy? No.  But, there are little gems of joy sprinkled around that we can always pick up and hold in our hand. 

Teaching through Family Movies: Press Play & Run, Run, Rudolph

Don’t shy away from teaching your kids the hard lessons!  Talking about them in such a fun setting enables them to learn social and emotional strategies that they can carry with them! Social and emotional skills are often called the “soft” skills…. except they work on the HARDEST lessons.  On the foggiest of nights it helps to have a leader to shine a little light!

Not Everyone Has to Like You. But YOU DO

LOVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS TOO BECAUSE THAT’S THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO. You cannot control the reactions of others, nor their actions.  But, you can control your own.  You don’t need to be best friends with everybody in the sand box, but it’s important to show up as the person that loves who they are, and trusts in who they are.  There are ways to negotiate respectfully, stick up for yourself respectfully, collaborate respectfully.