Let It Go

Did I mention how resilient kids are? I’m reminded of this daily at work. Young children can yell, throw things, shut down, and the next day (or five minutes later) it is as though nothing ever happened to upset them…

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Emotional Footprints

Ever hear a song and find yourself immediately transported back to prom or some other significant event in your life? Yep. That’s an emotional memory, which is a strong force in the brain. Although some cognitive information fades, the emotional…

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Squirrel

Distraction – It’s a horrible thing. Is it any wonder why our kids don’t pay attention? It’s hard to attend to any one thing when the world in which we live is moving faster than the speed of light. Novelty…

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Let the Dust Settle

So, after 10 years in this house with pets and young children, the carpets had to go. Of course, after the fact, we love our new floors, but it is amazing the amount of dust and dander that was stirred…

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Drama

Don’t feed the beast called drama. At this time of the year, it is so easy to be overtaken by the emotional climate of the school. Everyone feels a bit on edge and this can bring out the worst in…

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Splinched

So, it was a rough week of not feeling grounded for me. I felt as though I was being pulled in opposite directions all at once. Splinched. That’s what Harry Potter fans would call it, or split in two. Truth…

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