Month: April 2017

Anxiety 101

Anxiety 101

Anxiety is leading a troubling trend in America. Mental illness is on the rise. Considered normal in situational occurrences; anxiety becomes abnormal when it blankets daily living. For anxiety to be considered a disorder, it must be pervasive in its origins.  Unfortunately, too many children […]

Bullying: The Who, What, When And Why

Bullying: The Who, What, When And Why

Bullying and its offshoot, cyberbullying are two terms, which carry heavy weight.  Since Columbine, Americans are quick to identify what is disproportionately normative behavior in childhood development as something sinister in its origins.  With the advent of social media, one phrase misplaced can create a tidal wave of […]

How To Get Hygge With It

How To Get Hygge With It

As you can tell by my title I in my ignorance pronounced hygge as “higgy” because that is what you do when you don’t have a firm or loose grasp on the Danish language.  The Danes, who originated the concept, actually pronounce it, “hoo-guh.”  The […]

How Your Brain Benefits From An Apple

How Your Brain Benefits From An Apple

  Apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in America.  Antioxidant missiles are loaded in these nutrition bombs. We all know about the sweet crunchy taste of an apple but many of us are unaware that apples contain an unique chemical makeup in the form […]

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

Two Foods That Jack Up Your Child’s Anxiety

  Have you ever given your kid an ice cream cone or candy bar and watched the immediate high unravel in a dizzying whirl?  You know where I am going with this article.  Sugar and simple carbohydrates (you got it – another form of sugar) […]

One Easy Step To Work Against Worry

One Easy Step To Work Against Worry

  We all can be filled with worry from time to time but for some children, teens and adults it can be excessive.  How do we work against this?  How do you stop the worry/anxiety in its tracks?  We simply switch gears.