Summertime with children can be intense, especially when you’re not working and the rhythm changes completely. Here are some tips for a great summer for both parents of neurotypical and neurodivergent children.
Sometimes things seem impossible, or we are unwilling to do them in the way they are prescribed or the way we imagine them. At those times, it can be useful to see what adaptations you could make to turn your ‘no’ into a ‘yes, if…’
When we are faced with big decisions in our lives, it can be almost paralyzing. The following lessons I learned from a friend/coach and my therapist have greatly reduced my decision stress. Maybe they work for you, too.
Finding time in our schedules to declutter can be challenging, finding the motivation even more so. Here are a few tips and tricks to make getting rid of stuff easier and more fun. Find one that works for you!
We all have a bit of a control freak inside of us. It just takes the right circumstances for our brain to shift to that mode, and then the result is often outside of our control as well, at least outside of our deliberate choices…
From going through my day to day business as usual, I ended up in the ER in less than an hour. When we don’t listen to what our body is saying, it might just take charge and leave us with no choice.
Planning is as important as it can be frustrating, often it is both at the same time and I tend to go between doing it religiously and cursing it emphatically. I’m just now finding some tricks that might help make it both sustainable and stress-reducing.
How do you decide between what you want to do, for yourself, and what you feel like you need to do, for others? What if those two clash? I’ve recently found a new way to weigh my needs versus my responsibilities that has left me feeling more in charge of my life.
When you give, who are you doing that for? What’s in it for you? What’s in it for the other person? What energy is behind it?
In the dark, little moments of joy can be the lights that help guide the way to a better tomorrow.