Crafting works

I’m always on the look out for articles that back up what I experienced.  One of them is doing crafts, drawing, or photography.  For me it is crocheting, for others knitting, or any of the other numerous creative endeavors that help a person feel more relaxed.  One of the benefits is the need to be…

Grounded

I was grounded….often….it had advantages.  My mother would be awake when I got home from school to make sure that I came straight home.  If I wasn’t grounded, she would be mostly likely napping.  Since I got home from school first, I would wake her up….I’d get spanked and then grounded and would start all…

Make a Stress box

 I joined twitter to be able to access a friends blog.  I don’t usually read anything from it, but twitter hates to be ignored so sends me emails with things that might interest me.  They actually did.  This is a tweet by Dr. Michele Borba.   Dr. Michele Borba ‏@micheleborba  #Kidstressbuster #3 Make Stress Box…

Mindfulness

Wow.  Mindfulness is what I would call a MEGA tool.  It helps people with all sorts of issues not just PTSD.  A lot is written about it.  All 3 of my counselors talked about using mindfulness, being present, counting breathes, and several other references.  This to me is like hitting the pause button when you…