One of the most challenging experiences for a parent is learning how to help a child in emotional distress. A parent can feel overwhelmed and inadequate, when faced with the acute emotional distress of their child; especially when they try to respond by attempting to calm the child down or with problem solving…and it doesn’t work. Panic can […]
For the personal piece on caregiving, I wanted to share some advice from a dear friend. My friend of many years—let’s call her Lily—is caregiver to a young son who is currently struggling with two different types of mental illness.
“Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won’t work out.” -Luigi Pirandello
I am great about self-care when it comes to things like meditating, making time for the important people in my life and going to bed early (most of the time anyway). But, maybe like some of you, I sometimes have a hard time doing good things for myself that I feel might stretch my budget.
If you follow the path of the majority of your time and money at the end you will find what is important to you. The thing you value most. If health is important to you, you may spend a large portion of your days exercising and buying and cooking healthy foods. If fashion is important […]
Published in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin 5/2010 Those who allow their surroundings to dictate their moods, talk themselves out of having a good time, have a questionable balance between positive thinking and self-defeating thoughts, and worry whether they cope with stress in a healthy way should consider their emotional fitness.