When Panic Attacks: How to manage your anxiety

When Panic Attacks: How to manage your anxiety

When Panic Attacks: How to manage your anxiety. If you’ve ever had the experience of a panic attack, or an episode of extreme anxiety, you know that it can be one of the most frightening experiences of your life. It seems to come out of nowhere. Your heart...
How To Take Care of Yourself By Setting Boundaries

How To Take Care of Yourself By Setting Boundaries

  In my previous post I identified 3 main ingredients needed to create a healthy self-care practice. I am a visual person, so I created a diagram to help illustrate: Today I’ll expound on the first area: Establishing Healthy Boundaries First let’s talk about what...
How To Make Autism Awareness Month Really Count: Part 1

How To Make Autism Awareness Month Really Count: Part 1

  Every April I am reminded to adorn my house with blue lights, post infographics on social media and give to my “favorite charity”. I field well-meaning comments from family and friends letting me know they are thinking of me, and asking where they can donate in...
Giving: Examining Our Motives

Giving: Examining Our Motives

  In Part 1, I told my own family’s story, and shared a few of my own opinions about autism awareness month. So, how can you best support a family living with autism? Making Autism Awareness Month count this April means supporting a family who is living...
What Families Living With Autism Really Need

What Families Living With Autism Really Need

  In part 2, I introduced the idea of asking an autism family you love, what they need. This can get tricky. You see, as the mother in an autism family myself, and as a clinician who has spent countless hours with autism families, there’s something I have to make...