Don’t be Afraid to Share your Opinion

What has become truly fascinating to me is the number of people who simply don’t want to share their opinion or say the truth to another person. The amount of self-censorship that most people put on themselves for no real…

Myths About Mindfulness

Say the word mindfulness and images of people sitting in silence, softly breathing with eyes closed may come to our minds. We imagine these individuals are in some sort of Zen-like state with thoughts pushed to the side, the mind…

Are Men More Likely to Hide Anxiety and Depression?

“You’re fine!” “Big boys don’t cry.” These are the messages most little boys hear when they get hurt or feel sad. They learn not to trust or acknowledge how they genuinely feel. Little boys grow up, and society tells our…

How to Recognize Signs of Anxiety in Children Under 10

You can already predict the scenario as you begin the bedtime routine with your child. Baths are done, stories are read, and now it’s time for bed. Your child needs exactly the right things in bed that are positioned in…

Culture Doesn’t Teach Grit Anymore

I don’t know about you, but I’m frustrated. The more I look around, the more I see young people not being able to tolerate struggle and adults who believe its their duty to remove struggle from the lives of young…

A Personal Story: Suicide Prevention Week

The morning of June 4, 2013, I was at the local library with my four children for the summer reading program. My kids were excited for new books and to collect prizes. I was at a kiosk, looking up a…