Category: Resilience

10 ways summer camp helps kids learn resilience

It is hard to believe–especially since it seems like winter only just left us behind–that summer is quickly approaching. And during this time when school is out of session, many families are looking at summer camps for their kids.
What makes summer camp so good for most kids? There are so many activities parents can do …[Read More]

8 tips to bury your winter blahs

 
I admit it–I am so done with winter.  This is one thing that pretty much everyone (other than the most avid of winter sports enthusiasts) on the east coast and midwest can agree on, we are all ready for spring.
Winter blahs are not the same as Seasonal Affective Disorder. Most of us are not clinically …[Read More]

3 reasons you’ll benefit from family vacations

 
Most of us can conjure up some images of family vacations gone awry, but we can also look back at family vacations with great fondness and warmth because of shared moments with loved ones. I am not insinuating that family vacations are all fun and no stress–vacations can be quite stressful if you do not …[Read More]

Lessons from the garden for your mental health

Much has been written about the mental health benefits of gardening and the way in which time outside can be amazingly restorative. Gardening can also serve as a metaphor for attending to mental health.  As spring approaches and as more opportunities for gardening bloom forth, consideration of the parallels can be interesting and enlightening.
Provide the …[Read More]