As a mental health counselor, I hear a lot about feelings at my job. I don't always take the time in my regular life to sit with feelings and process them in a way that is meaningful. The other day, I had that opportunity... Last week I was out all day doing all the things. … Continue reading Acknowledge and Validate
"When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind" -Wonder Movie theaters in Hong Kong are an experience; you can order from the usual selection of popcorn, add on an adult beverage if you'd like, and enjoy a pre-selected leather lined seat with plenty of leg room and space for a … Continue reading Wonder
"The most important property of humankind is the capacity to form and maintain relationships" - Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Traditions have a way of organizing and chronicling time. These moments connect us to the past and present, help us to look forward to the future, and tie us to family and friends in ways … Continue reading Traditions, Old and New
An innocent conversation I overheard amongst three 7 year olds after school the other day, all of them a different race, ethnicity, and religious background... Kid #1: Are you going to eat your pumpkin bread? Kid #2: (looks uneasy) Kid #1: What?!? You don't like it? It's really more like cake than bread. Pause for … Continue reading Three friends sat at the table
A new friend of mine, and my unofficial tour guide of Hong Kong suggested we all go on a hike together. Chris and her son are in the same class at school and hit it off early on. It's always nice when your kid makes fast friends with someone who is equally as adorable and … Continue reading Take a hike!
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