Author: Danielle Miller

A Conversation About Childhood Depression With Grace Lester, LMFT

A Conversation About Childhood Depression With Grace Lester, LMFT

  Grace, will you tell me a little about your education and background? I received a sociology degree from Hanover College and went on to earn my MSSW at the University of Louisville.  I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT ) and I […]

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

5 Reasons Why It Is Easier To Feed Your Kids Real Food

  We can make up all kinds of reasons as to why it is easier to feed our kids processed food.  But I am here to tell you we have been sold a bill of goods by real fine advertisers and the general population at […]

3 Reasons Living In Wichita Improves Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Reasons Living In Wichita Improves Your Child’s Mental Health

  Looking for reasons to feel good about living in Wichita?  Well, stop right here.  Really, don’t move your mouse or swipe your finger.  If you are visiting this site and, in particular, my post then it’s safe to bet you have children.  And if […]

Tricks To Reduce Testing Anxiety For Students And Teachers

Tricks To Reduce Testing Anxiety For Students And Teachers

  Testing anxiety is what the psychology world likes to call performance anxiety.  Similar to feelings of fear one may experience before heading out on stage, testing anxiety can leave the sufferer drenched in sweat, heart pounding with a thought of…”How the heck do I get […]

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Why You Need To Get Your Kids Talking

Kids who live with depression, anxiety and/or OCD spend an extraordinary amount of time in their head. Ruminating over negative thoughts, worrying about past and future situations and focusing on scary and sad feelings leaves many children and teens zapped emotionally and physically.  They are […]

Call Me Anything But A “Stay”-At-Home Mother

Call Me Anything But A “Stay”-At-Home Mother

  You can shout, “Hey You!”  Call me “Old girl.”  “Lady.”  “Middle-aged mother.” I would even answer to: “Hey woman with the stray black hair on her chin.”  Because the names would all be true.  Call me anything but a “stay”-at-home mother.  This name is […]

Why I Refuse To Compete As A Parent

Why I Refuse To Compete As A Parent

If parenting is judged on personal aesthetics, you know I am losing the battle.  You can tell by my outfit I am not competing.  If you look closer, you can tell by my behind I am completely out of the competition.  But it isn’t just about […]

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Reduce Back To School Stress In 5 Simple Steps

Returning to school can be a trigger for many children, teens and even parents.  The flexibility of the summer gives way to the rigidity of the school year and with it comes an increase in anxiety, acute and chronic stress and depression.  Whether your child […]

3 Ways To Treat OCD Without Medication

3 Ways To Treat OCD Without Medication

One of the most important steps in recovering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is understanding what it is you or your child may be up against.  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) simply put is a form of anxiety that centers around obsessions and compulsions. While some new […]

Nutritional Benefits Of The Watermelon

Nutritional Benefits Of The Watermelon

Nothing says summer like a nice, big slice of sweet watermelon; however, you can enjoy the health benefits of watermelon all year long. Comprised of nearly 91% water this delicious fruit helps detox the body by flushing the system of toxins and excess fluid.  Particularly […]