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Talking and listening to our kids are very important parts of their emotional lives. Listen to their stories. They maybe senseless to you, but it is something amazing for them. The moment we show that we don’t care about what they are talking about, the more they’ll talk less to us. This is just one of the many reasons why teens don’t talk to their parents anymore. Somewhere along the road, parents stopped spending time listening and talking to them. It breaks my heart whenever teens talk about how their parents are always…

Anxiety Event – April 21, 2018, Personal Notes

Anxiety Event – April 21, 2018, Personal Notes The following are my personal notes from the event and are not meant as an article or lesson on the subject. Riem reminded us that we were in a safe space, where women could feel free to discuss anxiety openly and know that everything said will remain in those walls and not shared outside the group. Personal note: (the subject is too large to be completely covered in a one day workshop. She also informed us that she is willing to start a monthly support group for those…

ANXIETY INTERVENTION:

ANXIETY INTERVENTION: SHORT TERM:  Sensory engagement:  Pick 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste Have you listened to Binaural beats? Did you listen to the Tibetan singing bowl music? Did you listen to drum beats:  African drums, Japanese Takao drums? Have you eaten 3 nutritious meals a day?  E.g. pasta with reach cream sauce. Did you do your ‘bellows’ breathing exercise? Did you do your meditation? Did you go for a walk in the sunshine? Did you…

Finding The Calm In The Midst Of Chaos

Life can be a hectic mess. Not only is there the ongoing to-do list, there are all the goals and dreams that each of us also have. In times of chaos it's easy to lose your grasp and find yourself emotionally reacting. This can impact the quality of life and lead to unneeded stress that can deeply affect the psyche. You can't stop the rate and pace of change, but you can learn to work with it. You need to learn to ride the tidal wave of awakening that is sweeping the globe, and if you can do this, you will greatly benefit…

Why Form Community?

Why Form Community?                         By: Shareefa Basyyoni               When life becomes stressful and difficult, wouldn’t it be better if you could turn to people that you know and trust? The importance of community is becoming less stressed as one of the essential building blocks to leading a more fulfilled life. There are a lot of variables that play into this.  One of the primary factors is fear. Fear not only of not fitting in, but also fear of the people in the community; trust, prejudice, and even thinking…