Mary Poppins and the Magic of Mindful Breathing

If you’re a human being, you’re probably breathing right now. In fact, you probably weren’t even thinking about it until I pointed it out. But I’m a clinical social worker who spends a lot of time talking to my clients about when, why, and how to breathe. They want to...

Podcast: The Five Rules of Parenting

I was thrilled to join Hunter Clarke-Fields on her fabulous Mindful Mama podcast. In this episode, we talked about the article, The 5 Rules of Parenting by Mike Troiano. After 54 collective years of parenting, does Mike have all the answers? Yes, and no. There are...

How to Raise Kinder, Less Entitled Kids

“You don’t want to be a doormat but “kindness is not the same as being disengaged or permissive,” explains Naumburg. Set boundaries with empathy: Instead of name-calling, frame feedback using sentences such as, “I don’t like when...