Anchors for Anxiety

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and a relapse of Lyme Disease, and my autonomic nervous system fell apart. I suffered from immense anxiety and panic attacks for a year straight. I never imagined this could happen to me, EVER. To clarify, everyone experiences some worry and fear in certain situations. But anxiety disorders cause … Continue reading Anchors for Anxiety

Stopping Perfectionism

A couple of nights ago, my-eight-year-old placed his head on the kitchen table, and announced with tears in his eyes,  "I'll never ever get this." There before him was a slightly wrinkled paper with a long list of spelling words, all needing to be alphabetized ... words like "tired" and "tried" and the like. And poor guy, so used to blazing … Continue reading Stopping Perfectionism

How to Really Send Your Child Off to Preschool

The moment has finally arrived. My 4-year-old girl started her first day of preschool this week!  I am so excited for her! I know that preschool is just preschool.  And she's not leaving for college or anything. I've sent two other boys, now eight and ten, through these rungs ...  I can do this! But there is some genuine sadness … Continue reading How to Really Send Your Child Off to Preschool