Category Parenting

Being Present

  “There is only now. And look! How rich we are in it.” ~ Vanna Bonta We often go through life thinking we will always have more time. Yet, time can be a funny thing, illusive and fleeting when we least suspect it. A construct that can bring us undue stress and anxiety if not […]

765 Million Reasons Not to Let Your Kids Play Football

“The NFL has given everybody 765 million reasons why you don’t want to play football.” ~ Harry Carson, New York Giants 1976-1988 In 2008, I remember hearing a doctor of psychology tell a class of young students, “If you’re playing football in the hopes of getting a scholarship to pay for your education, you’re better […]

You Can Fly

As parents we never stop learning. Something I have come to embrace with a reverence. Yet, it can be hard at times to recognize our own behaviors and interactions with our kids, especially when we are so emotionally connected to our children. Which is what makes this clip from NBC’s Parenthood so incredibly beautiful, and incredibly […]

From the Heart

“It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.”                       Recently I have encountered some experiences that remind me of why I continue with this blog, my radio program Holistic Children Radio, and my efforts to share information with […]

Hanging by a Thread

This story was inspired by my friend Richard Rossi, who has nicknamed me Monarch. It represents the importance of social support, acceptance, open communication, and the process and courage it takes to live life authentically. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Madeline felt as though a weight had been lifted […]

3 Tips for Developing Holistic Habits

Our thoughts and behaviors not only have an effect on our life outcomes, but also change our body physiology as well. Ultimately, our thoughts and behaviors can positively modify negative health predispositions. Here are three helpful tips that you can use as a guide to encourage your child to develop the healthy habits of a […]

3 Thoughtful Tools for Building Solid Relationships

I have spent a lot of time around home building and renovation throughout my life, including part-ownership of a contracting company in my late twenties. I learned a considerable amount about human behavior while managing construction projects. Concepts that can be applied to building solid relationships, and that also pertain to the importance of our […]