Young Woman Comforting Her Upset and Sad Friend Outdoor

Trauma and it’s reaching impact

Have you ever woken up and things just suddenly “made sense”? All the process, thought, ideas, experiences and failures come together in an “aha” moment where we clearly see the reason and find that we are able to walk the path of life with a new confidence and grace.  This is a moment of restoration and awakening to who we …

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Seeing faces in managing our states

Today on my run, my heart hurt more than my body. And if you know me it is a bit of a miracle considering I am training for my first half marathon in a few weeks so it wasn’t a short run. If nothing else the experience has inspired me to write about the value of faces and learning to …

Living Brave

Our society has taught us being brave looks like the loud voice, bold clothing, making a stand or statement.  The truth is, most of the time bold steps are not about bravery but are about position and protection.  The bolder we are in these contexts often the further we find ourselves from others.  We make the grand statement and walk …

What is Neurological Parenting?

Someone asked me the other day, “What is neurological parenting?“. They asked because there is so much out there on parenting; so many dos, so many don’ts, so many right ways, and so many wrong ways. It’s interesting to me that we are oversaturated with opinions in an area which most people fail to adequately explain or discuss. I believe this …

Responding to challenge: a different way than cortisol

So yesterday I wrote an introduction blog to cortisol around some of my recent learning and wonderings. But today, as I have been thinking more and more about it, I wanted to unpack it at a deeper level. I know the brain loves to be balanced – it likes to keep it all the same. It does not like threat, fright …