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,...
R.I.C.E.

R.I.C.E.

Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.   This treatment protocol has been used for over four decades by healthcare professionals, trainers, athletes and lay people alike to treat acute injuries. But what does the research say?  Is this an appropriate method to treat acute...
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...
Healthy Living Under Stress?

Healthy Living Under Stress?

My life has taken an exciting and slightly terrifying turn. I recently started a Master’s Arts Counseling Psychology program and my stress level has immediately skyrocketed! As many of you know, I have been a Life Coach for more than seven years. What I have...