Ahhh…exercise! As adults, youth, and even kids, we state, there isn’t enough time. But what if doctors/ therapists prescribed exercise to you/everyone for mental health healing, not to lose weight, would you do it? Would you carve out 30 or 60 minutes a day for your mental health or block out about 75 minutes a week to address your brain functioning? If the doctor told … Continue reading Exercise, the natural healer
Yes. I know they are out there, but where. They are hard to find right now in the chaos of life. As time ticks on, good parents seem harder to spot. Maybe they are hiding or maybe we have lost the skill to parent. Can that be possible? As a society, we have gained college skills, job skills, and some life skills, but in the … Continue reading Where have all the Parents Gone?
Hmmm…self-control! This should be educational classes in school for every year. I am not one to hold on to the current US educational standards. Nope. Not at all because I see the gaps and I am questioning the system! Continue reading Self Control is the Key to Life
About two years, I started to question one of the largest systems in the US. The educational system. A system that made my kid ill and he asked to come home. Even though, I am a teacher I began to question what was happening, the standards, the testing, the rigor?, the whole entire thing way before he cried homeschooling. I remember one-day teaching and saying … Continue reading There was a day I believed in education
Let’s decrease this number and find wellness through getting OUTDOORS! Continue reading My REI trip!
A new book to add to my collection. How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hady! Someday, I would love to share out my book collection to my community through a lending library in my youth studio. This unique library would provide teens, parents, guardians, and community members with current resources that inspire them to think differently, try new strategies, and truly dig into wellness practices, … Continue reading How to Be Interesting?!
Next read…what is enough? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? What does it look like? How does it shape us? Brene says, our imperfections make who we are and define our beauty, but as we grow up we fight for the “Enough.” She says until we accept ourselves and our imperfections, then we claim our Enough. But this isn’t easy as … Continue reading Enough
If there are books about unplugging, there must be a problem. Right?? Did you know most kids spend 7 hours a day on their device? That’s after school hours. What’s going on? Is this the elephant in the closet? Maybe. Today, I walked by a bus stop with ten kids waiting for the bus and only 1 wasn’t plugged in. Everyone else was looking down … Continue reading Unplug
When three books align, you can’t question the message. More American kids are medicated than ever. More kids use devices. More kids aren’t moving. There is a rise in obesity and not just obesity but overall poor health in kids and more parents running to doctors trying to fix their kids! Amazingly, these three books state similar solutions. All three state as parents we need … Continue reading 3 Books Same Message
Yesterday, I called 5 youth programs. All different in form. During each call, I collected their information, but then I asked them a tough question: What is affecting our youth? They all replied. BELONGING! This is nothing new. Youth have all struggled to understand themeselves, fit in and be part of the greater whole. This is old news but today more than ever this generation … Continue reading 5 Phones Calls