It’s Been A While…

It's been a while since I have written a blog, so this one is going to be a long one. There are so many changes in my space so please, stay with me. There's this little thing going around called COVID-19...you've

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Presence: Three Tools to Develop A Deeper Ability to “Show Up” in Your Life

Did you make a traditional resolution for 2020? Or did you choose a word of focus for the year?  Maybe, you decided to do neither, because you know that all this talk of change loses its steam by

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The Best Toys for Christmas 2019 (According to a Play Therapist)

Oprah has her favorite things list and I have my favorite toys list.  As the holiday season approaches, I feel urged to share some of my favorite finds over the past year.  I have no affiliate

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Stuck in a Rut? 5 Boredom Busters To Get Your Creativity Flowing

Ever had a hobby, a career aspiration, a job, or a project that is so exciting that you want to spend every single spare moment of your day engaged in learning or practicing it more and more?Boredom VS

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Stop Rewarding Perfect Attendance in School, PLEASE

This is my first year with a school-age child and so it has prompted a re-introduction to all of the customary school traditions. Most recently, this included the school first-quarter assembly.  Prior

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Never Enough Time in Nature: The Benefits of Being Outside

As the temperatures start to cool off in many places, this is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of some fabulous time in nature.  Nature enthusiasts would say that there is never a bad time

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Why A Retreat Experience Should be on Your Play Therapy Training To-Do List

The idea of spending five days in a paradise location (and possibly making it a tax-deductible business expense) sounds like a no-brainer, right?  But, many people hesitate before booking a retreat-style

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My Child Started Kindergarten and I’m a Hot Mess

Kindergarten in Hawaii started August 5th.  It’s been 4 weeks of school and I have been a mess all three weeks.   A. HOT. MESS.But not in the way you think.  There are parents who are

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Do It Afraid

"In just over 48 hours, there are 41 clinicians and their family members arriving at a hotel on the North Shore of Oahu for a play therapy conference.  I am hosting a 5-day play therapy retreat with

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Helping Children Cope with Short Separations from Their Parent

Are you going to be traveling without your children for a few weeks?  Or is your spouse/partner the one traveling? These relatively short trips are usually pretty manageable, but they can still be

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