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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What Happened After I Got Rid of 75% of My Kids Toys

Wow, it sounds really mean to say that I got rid of 75% percent of my kids toys!  And I didn’t actually count them and calculate this math, but I think it’s pretty accurate.First off, WHY did

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Permission to “Learn Nothing” For Today

Last week, my four-year-old son woke up and did not want to go to school (aka day care).  He refused to get dressed and I could sense a meltdown was coming.  What To Do? In my wheelhouse as a

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My Long Journey Towards EMDR Certification (and why that is Okay!)

There is an informal joke among many of my therapist friends that we are “certification junkies.”  One of my most intelligent and esteemed colleagues often told me if there was a class that had

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