Guided imagery, the practice of imagining yourself into a desirable reality, is an effective way for children to deal with pain or emotional trauma. As FamilyEducation reports, children are keenly capable of taking advantage of the benefits of guided imagery. I your child is prone to fits of stress or is in the midst of a painful struggle, consider putting guided imagery to … [Read more...] about Guided Imagery for Children
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My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time – I didn’t have any answers! Where Does Halloween Come From? My son’s question My son’s question got me thinking about the … [Read more...] about Where Does Halloween Come From?
Fifteen years ago, a single book I picked up in the Boston Airport helped me leave an abusive job, seek help for a spiraling eating disorder and pursue my passion for writing. There is no doubt, when I look back at the last decade plus, (during which I got healthy, married, had my first child and became a published author), that a book saved my life. Throughout my life, I’ve … [Read more...] about The Book That Saved My Life (and the books that are helping mom’s through the pandemic)
Most pregnant women worry about the upcoming labor and delivery of their babies. Gathering information and finding ways to cope with the inevitable pain of labor are two ways you can decrease your anxiety and nervousness about your baby's coming birth. There are many different approaches to labor and delivery. Learn about 5 birthing techniques used today. 5 Birthing … [Read more...] about 5 Birthing Techniques
Studies have, for a long time, shown that deep breathing, mental imagery, deep massage or acupressure, and the presence of a constant companion or coach during labor can ease labor pains, making the miracle of birth more, well, enjoyable. During the birth of all three of my sons, all three vastly different, I used all of these methods for pain management during labor. But … [Read more...] about Secrets for Easing Labor Pain