In a busy, and sometimes stressful, life we all need positive coping strategies like taking a walk in nature, scheduling breaks, listening to music, taking a deep breath, practicing mindfulness meditation, engaging creativity, talking to a good friend, or taking a bath. But which strategy is right for which kind of situation? How effective is it

time management

Time management isn’t easy. From the moment you are born into this world, time starts it’s steady, unceasing countdown to zero. This is true, not just of the time in your life, but of the time that you have available to you in a year, a month, a week, or a day. Compounding the problem, time seems to shorten

Anxiety

When you think about the causes of anxiety, it always seems to be things that are dealt with in the world of an adult. It may seem odd to some that children could have any reason to be experiencing anxiety. They don’t have to worry about bills, their jobs, providing for a family, or whatever

work life balance

So you’ve decided it’s time to go off on your own into the world. Up until now, you’ve had your needs taken care of by others, probably your parents. For the first 18 or so years, they took you to school, fed you, clothed you, and countless other things so that you could grow up

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Private Practice Workshop

New York City Private Practice Building Workshop! • Are you a newly licensed Mental Health practitioner looking to work independently? • Are you searching for more meaning and fulfillment in your professional field? • Are you feeling stuck, undervalued, and unfulfilled with your current work environment? • Have you ever dreamed of starting your own

Bullying

Bullying is, unfortunately, not uncommon. The worst part is that it never truly goes away. Your siblings may bully you, classmates may bully you; even when you grow up, coworkers may bully you. Anyone who claims to have never been bullied in their life has probably witnessed it happening or have been the bully themselves.

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Bridging the communication gap with your children

You’re sitting at the dinner table together with your child, when you decide to ask him about his day today at school. A simple request that doesn’t require too difficult an answer, you would imagine. However, he only answers with short, vague, and often contradictory responses. To an outside observer, it would appear as if

It is sometimes hard to imagine a world without social media. It has become so integrated into our current culture that it seems like a necessity to function. Yet, it wasn’t too long ago that you wouldn’t know what happened to past friends or distant relatives unless it was mentioned in conversation, over the phone, or

Halloween Fitness Games for Kids

Friday, 30 October 2015 by
Halloween

With Halloween fast approaching, parents and children are spending time thinking about the typical associations to the holiday. These may include dressing up in costume, trick-or-treating, and gathering as much candy as they possibly can. One topic that does not often get associated with this holiday is fitness. Bonita Porte, Owner of Energetic Juniors, recently

Developing social skills

Parents want their children to grow into well-adjusted adults. In a way, developing social skills is more important than honing physical abilities or intelligence. No matter which path in life your child takes, they are guaranteed to come across situations in which they will have to deal with others. But what if your child is

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