Friday, December 25, 2015

Exploring The Adolescent Brain

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. is one of the most hopeful books on adolescence. Siegel explores life between the ages of 12 and 24 and offers "Mindset Tools" along the way. I love the way he explains the essence of the adolescent brain —

"ES: Emotional Spark
SE: Social Engagement
N: Novelty
CE: Creative Exploration

This is the essence of living well during adolescence and during the adult years. . . Adol-ESSENCE. Or: Adolescence is Adult-ESSENCE."

Friday, December 11, 2015

No Matter How Busy We Get, Remember The Importance of Family

During this holiday time . . . here is a video to watch. With over 40M views, I think you will appreciate its message.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Kids, Job, Personal Life, . . .

Does this sound familiar to you?

“Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades.

What hasn’t changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushed and short on quality time with their children, friends, partners or hobbies, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.”

And — if you have the time : ) — read Jenifer Senior’s good book All Joy and No Fun.