The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

We all have a vagus nerve that runs throughout our body from our brain to our gut. It is one nerve but it is so powerful when it comes to how we feel in our bodies and how our body works to regulate our nervous system. When I use the word anxiety, not as a diagnosis,...
The Benefits of Maternal Singing

The Benefits of Maternal Singing

What is maternal singing? Maternal singing is a term used to describe the way parents sing more expressively, more slowly, and at a higher pitch level when singing to an infant. This mentoring is done to promote emotional regulation in early years and enhances memory...

Parenting and Communicating with Kids in these Challenging Times

I am frequently asked by parents how to talk about the Covid19 pandemic with their kids. First, it is important for parents to remain calm and self-regulate. Kids need reassuring from their parents, grandparents and other caregivers that everything is alright even...
Gifts of Gratitude

Gifts of Gratitude

Gratitude is fundamentally defined as the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself; it is a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation (Sansone & Sansone, 2010). Gratitude can take the shape of many different practices for different people...
Navigating Chaos to Find Joy

Navigating Chaos to Find Joy

Step One: Creating your personal foundation If it seems that both January and February flew by in a minute, you are not alone. Here we are now into March and looking back at the first few months of 2019. Did you create a promise to yourself in the form of a resolution...