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Helping moms, dads & parenting partners flourish

Know Your Story

Every parent has a story. We each bring our complex, collective, covert multi-generational stories to our present family, filled with nostalgic days, old wounds, ways of feeling, thinking, responding and loving. Let's understand the power of story to guide your parenting journey, and learn how to re-write and re-wire a new chapter and make room for your children to write their own stories. 

Be a Conflict Resolutionary

Parent partners are the backbone of family. When we're on the same page, we not only feel more productive, efficient and connected, but we feel safe and create a "safe house for love," as Carol Gilligan put it. When we are not partnered parents, family suffers. Let's strengthen the scaffolding of partnerships and marriage. Unlock your partnership power.

 

 

Reframe

When you change the way you see, you change the way you feel, think, parent, relate, love and live. Learn about the importance of mindsets, patterns of thinking, and our emotional lens. Let's explore the power of reframing, cultivating "real-time resilience," and harness the keys to positive change that lasts.  

Raising Mindful Families

What if practicing mindfulness could change everything? It can. Raising Mindful Families is an ongoing initiative developed by Lu Hanessian that helps families shift from chaos, disconnection, anxiety and distraction to a more aware, conscious, connected--mindful--way of being together and separate as vital members of a family. Learn about the power of mindfulness to turn chaos to calm; focus attention; quiet the mind; bring a family closer; promote vitality and play; boost resilience and health. 

Trust Your Gut 

Parenting without intuition is like flying without radar. Living in an age of distraction, of 24/7 connectivity, chronic stress and 

disconnection, intuition is often one of the first of our inner capacities to be dulled. Learn about how important our inner voice and intuition is in our parenting journey and how developing our intuition actually helps to develop our child's "gut sense" too. Intuition is part of the safety-and-trust circuitry of our brain, mind, sensory and nervous systems. With intuition intact, we reduce stress, doubt and anxiety.

 Resilient Family

Foresight is 20/20. How do we grow resilient children when we don't feel resilient? How do we heal trauma and face adversity with confidence, trust and positivity, so we can parent with presence and groundedness, regardless of the inevitable stressful ups and downs of life? The science behind this is compelling: when we "keep the light on," building our resilience, our grit, boosting our positivity, curiosity and sense of wonder, we cultivate a flourishing life. Our kids thrive. 

Helping Children & Adolescents Flourish

Honoring Unique Bonds

Healthy Attachment

Healthy Attachment

Deeper Connection

Understanding Emotions

Mending Breaks

Cultivating the Authentic Self

How is your family doing? 
How are your children feeling?
How does pain and struggle show up?
What do you need?

Support is here.

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Let's talk. An initial call will be a brief, free consult on present matters to then create a plan moving forward to support your and your family in exactly the way you need. I'm here to help you define and fulfill your family's needs, address conflict and pain, forge a path to resolution whether the problem is  or a long-term issue, and help you empower yourselves and your kids to cultivate wellbeing, connection, meaningful relationship, resilience and joy path beginning today.

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