Social Connection as a Preventive Measure

Social Connection as a Preventive Measure

Research has shown that social connection is the best protective factor against perinatal depression and anxiety, marital strife, and childhood developmental issues, so why hasn’t the public health sector caught on? Since research clearly shows that social support is...
The Antidote to Sadness is Gratitude

The Antidote to Sadness is Gratitude

Feeling and expressing daily gratitude is the antidote to feelings of sadness and depression.  If you model gratitude, your children will internalize this attitude and it will become their state of mind.  Focusing on what is good in one’s life, rather...
When Things Fall Apart With Your Toddler

When Things Fall Apart With Your Toddler

You’re having a great time with your little one when suddenly things take a turn for the worse.  How do you turn things back around? Difficult times with your toddler can actually be rich opportunities to connect if you approach the situation mindfully.  I...

The Joy of Dirt

The gut biome (or environment) contains millions of microbes commonly referred to as germs, but germs get a bad rap. There is an abundance of good bacteria that does everything from digest food and participates in one’s mental faculties, to facilitating a host of...