Mental Health

A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers

I wanted to share an article with you that my husband David wrote to his business consulting clients at Thanksgiving.  It refers to business, but it’s relevant to us all, whether were building a business or building confident kids. Here it is.  Enjoy! A POWERFUL Exercise from Mr. Rogers Have you seen it yet? “A…
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Activate A “Feel-Good Party” In Your Brain!

Did you know that when you use the facial muscles to create a SMILE it stimulates a feel good party in your brain?  Smiling distracts momentarily and allows positive energy to recharge.  “Feel good neurotransmitters” are released when you smile!   Dopamine (attention modulator), endorphins (pain reliever), and Seratonin (mood lifter) join the party when you…
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Eliminate Academic Stress and the Need for Coping Strategies

We were working on reading in phrases and she was going along well, when her face started to crumple, her eyes filled with tears, and she began breathing very quick, shallow breaths.  The stress reaction was becoming full-blown very quickly. Just as quickly, when distracted from the task, 10-year-old Serena recovered and became her friendly,…
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