Mindfulness for Children

Mindfulness for Children Yes, yes, yesyesyes!!!!! 80% of the referrals the Soor Center receives from schools are for “attention/focus issues.” Kuwait falls into the global norm meaning (5-7%) of those children actually meet the criteria (and there ARE criteria!) for a diagnosis of some form of AD/HD. The rest? Sleep deprivation, attachment trauma, and emotionalContinue reading “Mindfulness for Children”

Getting it Right

I am a fan of Daniel Goleman. I read his “Emotional Intelligence” when it first came out, wading through “reptilian brains” and “evolutionary development” to get to the good stuff. It was worth it. A whole entire industry was spawned. Not because emotional intelligence didn’t exist before Daniel Goleman but because he made understanding ourContinue reading “Getting it Right”

Stop ‘shoulding’ all over yourself | Reblog

How ‘Should’ Messages Set the Stage for Anxiety. A few months ago, I did a blog entry talked about how shoulds are tyrannical and distressful. There really just isn’t any way to over emphasize how our families, our culture, our society, our humanity causes us to fall all too easily into a performance-based-acceptance way ofContinue reading “Stop ‘shoulding’ all over yourself | Reblog”