Dr. Peter's Blog
Professional advice and personal stories about helping kids and their caregivers overcome the many stress-related problems of growing up today.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. We all have things that come to us fairly easily, that we’re naturally good at, and things that we struggle with. True or false?
When you get sucked into the “NOs” and “BUTs” of an argument, you are fighting an ongoing battle of exclusion – us versus them. When you come from an inner place of understanding and acceptance – which is reflected in the language of “YES…AND” – you are being inclusive. You are joining together to overcome a life challenge.
One of the most powerful antidotes to the ills of our times, I believe, is mindfulness. While it’s been practiced across many cultures for many centuries, it seems especially vital to our personal and collective well-being at this point in time.
They say of parenthood that the days can go by so slowly, but the years go by so quickly.
No doubt you’ve heard the old African proverb – “It takes a village to raise a child.” Indeed, it does. So let’s ask ourselves – what kind of society are we raising our children in these days?
Parents and kids today are experiencing chronic emotional overwhelm at the hands of information overload. Worried about what’s best for our children, many parents have a love-hate relationship with modern technology.
Mindful Morning Meditations (MMMs)
Every Monday morning, you’ll receive a new mindfulness exercise that you (and your kids) can practice daily for personal well-being.
Stuck in repetitive thoughts – worrying, planning, regretting, dreading? Learn how to notice it, name it, and gently let it go.
Begin to notice when you’re lost in thought – worrying about the future or past – and return peacefully to the present.
This exercise offers another tool to help your wandering mind remain focused, here and now, on your breath.
You can carry stillness within you, even as your body moves throughout the room – and the day.
This guided meditation helps you get out of your busy mind and into the simple sensations of your body – a wonderful deep relaxation exercise.
Just like an anchor helps keep a boat from drifting off, your breath can serve as an anchor or safe harbor for your wandering mind.