What Teachers Should Know About Kids With Anxiety

Anxiety is something that is very difficult to understand, whether you're an observer or it affects you directly. At times, it's like a scary monster that seemingly comes out of nowhere.  Your heart races, your palms get sweaty, a lump develops in your throat and you get this urge to run for your life, but you can't figure out why. It can be quite scary even for an adult, so … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Should NOT Be Everything to Your Kids

Moms are some of the most passionate people I know, especially when it comes to our babies. At any point, we are ready to be our kid's playmate, help with school projects, be their biggest cheerleader and even fight for them, if we have to. So many moms work to become everything their kids need in order to shelter them from any potential storm; be it fear, loneliness, sadness … [Read more...]

How to Combat Holiday Stress

I love NBC's new hit, This is Us. If you haven't had a chance to watch it yet, it's a provocative series about a white family of 5; mom, dad, their biological twins and their adopoted black son. You can read more about it here.  It's a fantastic show and I really hope you get a chance to check it out. At any rate, I have a point, I promise. On one of the episodes about … [Read more...]

How Education Affects Mental Health

In this episode of Mental Fitness Matters, I had the opportunity to chat with my lifelong friend, Vincent Hunt. Vincent is an American Innovator and Entrepreneur and Ceo/Founder of Creator's Camp. Creator's Camp is a year-long program designed to expose K-12 students to science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In this chat, we talk about the importance of … [Read more...]

The Election Results Matter to College Students

Do you want to know how I feel? If you don’t, then don’t read the article. If you are triggered by certain topics including sexual assault, racism or any other topic such as those, then I caution you as you read what I have to say. In light of the presidential election results I have reflected on what exactly I am feeling. The feeling that resonates with me most is passion. … [Read more...]