Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ten Ways to Consider and Examine Your Values

Values are part of a holistic experience of life. Do you know what your values are? Here are ways you can examine what matters to you. I could readily answer- naming heroes, singling out the sweetest moments of life, identifying greatest pain. I had a harder time identifying the theme of the next chapter of my life narrative.  What about you?  https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201809/10-signs-you-know-what-matters 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Courage and Fear

Maybe, courage and fear are one and the same. Read this article and possibly buy the book to learn how to live courageously. Four techniques are outlined in the article. 1. Access the body 2. Listen without attachment 3. Reframe limiting stories 4. Create community.
https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_live_a_more_courageous_life?utm_source=Greater+Good+Science+Center&utm_campaign=fe70dff3b6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_GG_Newsletter_Oct_10_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ae73e326e-fe70dff3b6-51631607

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Exploring Meaning in Life

Three aspects tend to create meaning- 1. your life makes sense and has continuity, 2. you are directed and motivated by meaningful goals and 3. your existence matters to other. The source of meaning tends to fall into two main categories, relationship and occupation. But what if you are in a period of existential crisis? How do you find meaning? There are multiple therapies that help clients to examine the meaning of life.  Read more here. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/10/cover-search-meaning.aspx

Friday, September 21, 2018

Tips to Quit Being Codependent

Parents when first seeing their child, become caretakers. But, there is a time to become a consultant, not a caretaker. Here are five tips on stopping co-dependency.  1. Get a Life 2. Use Boundaries to Detach with Love 3. Beware of Hooks 4. Build your Self-Esteem 5. Check In with your Feelings & Motives. Read more on Page 58 of Recovery Campus magazine.  http://www.recoverycampusdigital.com/RCB2S2018/index.html

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Early Intervention to stem Anti-Social Behavior

Child intelligence, amount of nighttime sleep, child likability and mother-reported emotionality and sociability are protective factors for children unless they live in high-risk neighborhoods. Read more to learn about pre-cursors (such as child fearlessness) of future conduct problems and research being done for intervention. Monitor on Psychology. Sept. 2018.   
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/09/catching-kids.aspx

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happiness at Work Quiz


Are you happy at work? If you are not, what can you do other than quit?! Take this quiz and at the end you will be given some ideas on how to feel better at work.  https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/take_quiz/happiness_at_work

Monday, August 13, 2018

Special Needs Resource Fair in San Jose

Don't be left out! PHP and SNP's First Annual Resource Fair is Coming! Meet with Hundreds of Families who have school-aged children with special needs! Event from 10AM - 1PM
Free parking and free to families; kids are welcome. No Childcare.

I'll be there!


DATE AND TIME
Sat, October 20, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM PDT

 LOCATION
Parents Helping Parents
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 
1400 Parkmoor Av 
San Jose, CA 95126