Bored Teen

Boredom? Lack of Purpose? Give Your Kids a Meaningful Summer Experience

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A bit of boredom can be beneficial! Boredom is needed to spark creativity, and it helps motivate children and teens to pursue new goals and develop self-control. However, sometimes boredom can contribute to depression and other kinds of emotional distress in kids and teens. Knowing when to step in, support children and teens, and suggest […]

Dr. Kacey Greening is Getting Back to Her Roots

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It’s hard to find somebody as dedicated to learning as Dr. Kacey Greening. After years of working primarily in college counseling centers, Dr. Greening made a bold move and re-routed her career path back to her original plan: working with kids and families. And the timing couldn’t have been better. Just as Dr. Greening was […]

Kids’ Self Care: How sick is too sick?

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On my graduation day from high school, a good friend was given a fancy certificate for maintaining a record of perfect attendance every single year of his entire history of schooling. He hadn’t missed a single day since he started in kindergarten. Not for illness. Not for a death. Not for vacation. Not for anything. […]

When Your Child Says She Hates to Learn (Part 2)

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Now that you’ve identified that your child is a refusal-to-put-in-the-work, acting-up, perfection-or-bust, or seeking-constant-reassurance bright kid (or just a kid with a nose), perhaps you would like some guidance? Last month I talked all about a fixed mindset and how it leads to these unfortunate presentations (and if you haven’t read it, no judgment, but […]

My Child Was Exposed to Media Coverage of a Tragic Event… What Can I Do?

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With in-depth minute-by-minute coverage of news now literally at our fingertips, it’s impossible to shield our children from the tragedies of the world. While this may be ok in some cases, some children are particularly sensitive. In addition, many parents also worry about desensitizing children to violence and cruelty. If your child is fearful or […]

Taekwondo Wellness Therapy Group Announcement

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Anxiety, Children, Depression, Meditation, Mental Health, Obesity, Physical Health, Self Esteem, Stress, Therapy Groups, Wellbeing, Wellness

Hello, We have exciting news about a new Taekwondo Wellness therapy group for kids ages 7 and up that will be starting on May 24, 2016 at Intuition Wellness Center. We are currently accepting referrals for kids, teens, and adults who may benefit from an alternative approach to overcoming emotional, behavioral, and social challenges. The […]

Gardening for Stress Management: Get your free cilantro tips here!

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It’s no surprise to most that time spent in nature— unplugged from technology and without everyday burdens— can reduce stress. But I bet you didn’t know these facts…     The actual components of soil may increase serotonin and lead to a decrease in depression! (See the Journal of Neuroscience, 2007) Gardening reduces one’s levels […]

Thyroid & Mental Health

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Did you know that January is thyroid awareness month? Problems with the thyroid, a gland in your neck, can manifest in anxiety or depressive symptoms. There are two types of thyroid problems that can develop gradually over years: Hypothyroidism signs and symptoms include: Decreased metabolic rate Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Weight gain Reduced […]

Grieving All Souls

Posted Posted in Depression, Grief & Loss, Wellbeing, Wellness

Halloween kicks off Allhallowtide, a time dedicated to remembering the dead celebrated in many countries around. For example, Dia de los Muertos  (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico while All Souls’ Day is observed by some Native American and Latin American societies with roots in Christianity. Both traditions honor deceased loved ones with rituals and public […]