Relationships are created out of the experiences that happen in real life and the stories we make up about the things that happened. These stories can be true or maybe not quite true. And these stories can help us to heal or they can make things worse. Today we’re going to talk about those stories, where they come from, and what that has to do with healing.Continue
What does healing really mean? Whether it is a pattern that’s been passed through the generations or something that’s happened in your lifetime, whether you’re the one who needs to heal or you’re wanting to heal a relationship with someone else, we need to know what it means to heal. Today we look at one of the ways we can begin to shift the way we look at relationships with the first guiding principle: All behavior is a communication and what that means for healing is our topic today on Mindful Monday!Continue
Parenting and technology are really challenging for parents, especially for parents who want to stay in connection with their children. This week, we’re joined by Alok and Kruti Kanojia, co-founders of Healthy Gamer. We’re going to be talking about what the challenges actually are with gaming and technology and how you can know if there’s actually a problem. Dr. K is a psychiatrist and healthy gamer himself who nearly failed out of school because of gaming, so he speaks from his personal and professional experiences to help us stay connected to our kids WITH technology.Continue
We have all experienced them. They’re the moments when we’re feeling overwhelmed as a parent. Maybe it’s the way your child doesn’t listen to you when you ask them to do something. Or perhaps it is when your child says no to something they need to do. Or when your child isn’t caring as much as you think they should about school, their room, life, etc. Or they’re being disrespectful to you, your partner, or a sibling. And suddenly a switch flips and you’re no longer rational. You might look back on it later and realized that your reaction might have been a little over the top, but regardless, it doesn’t feel good to you. We’re going to be talking about those trigger parenting moments and why it’s important to talk about trauma and our own early overwhelming experiences.Continue
Paying attention to our own experience–our thoughts, our felt experience, and what it feels like in your body, is a big part of mindfulness. It’s how we connect to ourselves, how we know what we need. Many people are disconnected from their bodies, from their needs, and from the needs of others.
Our first step towards mindfulness is to become more aware of ourselves, the feelings in our bodies, the stories we make up about the things that happen, and figuring out what we need. Healing can’t happen without self-awareness, so it is a huge part of All Relationships Can Heal. Today, Rebecca shares a story about personal space and mindfulness.