Children and adolescents experience and display distress and mental health concerns in different ways than adults. Most adults have a more expansive ability to express themselves through words in stressful or difficult times and situations. Yet, the same general rules of thumb exist when identifying and addressing signs of emotional stress in kids as with adults.
My first ten years as a parent, I was miserable. Let me be clear: I love my kids. More than anything. But there was always a “but.” But it was hard. But it was frustrating. But it was lonely and isolating and terrifying.
When it comes to youth sports and even college and professional level sports, we often find that our athletes are training for an exponential amount of time in the weight room and on the field… but there is an element missing that could have a hugely positive impact on our growing and fully-grown athletes. That element? Yoga.
We are coming upon the best time of year in the Garden State - summertime food season! If your mouth waters just hearing the words “garden tomatoes,” “Jersey corn,” or “summer watermelon,” then read on! Organic, local offerings for summer produce abound and we are sharing some of our favorite places to scoop up your favorites all summer long.
Over the past twenty years there has been a national movement, partially as a result of the tragic campus shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, to train faculty and administration on college campuses to more effectively identify and engage students and employees who are at-risk for mental health concerns.
"Our lives should have meaning, and that meaning is to help people suffer less and help them to touch the joys of life. When we have compassion in our hearts and we know that we are able to help a person suffer less, life begins to have more meaning. This is an important source of nourishment for us and can bring us a lot of joy. One individual is capable of helping many living beings." -- Thich Nhat Hanh, How To Eat
Do you sometimes feel like you don't know how to talk to your child about their learning challenges and how to overcome them? Do you want to be able to empower them to believe in what they CAN do, but it feels like a losing battle?
Check out this list of Where You Can Practice With Amazing Yoga!
The 4th annual MOM-A-RAMA EXTRAVANGANZA is an indoor, family-friendly day of fun on Sunday, May 1st from 11-4 pm in the Grandstand at Monmouth Park Racetrack. Join us for a beautiful day filled with activities for the family, vendors, contests, shopping, entertainment, food, and more.