Category Relationships

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 […]

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 […]

Hugs: Completely Natural & Free

“Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress, and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It’s nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all natural. It’s organic, naturally sweet, has no artificial ingredients, environmentally friendly, and is 100% wholesome. Hugging is the ideal gift. Great […]

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 […]

Touch: For Your Health

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn  life around.”               ~Leo Buscaglia Photo from sukshmamarma.org Biology classes were my favorite growing up. The body is a fascinating tenement and […]