Have you ever dared to listen to yourself when you’re talking and reflected of how many times you use the word no? How many times do you tell your kid what not to do instead of what you want them to do?

by Michael Ballard The I Can part of the language of resilience is about owning the issue and working towards completion or accomplishment. This language is spoken in present and or future tense about something to be done. We take the can’t out! I Can language includes: I Can Use my problem solving and creativity skills […]

by Michael Ballard The Language of Resilience – I Am assists the child (and ourselves) to reflect and assess how we are seen by ourselves and others. With patience and practice the language of resilience can apply to anyone including children and adults with special needs and challenges. The goal of the words “I AM” […]

The first question you need to answer is: Where is your stress? by Olga Nedo Is it located in your neck or your head? Where is does that emotional pain sit—the anxiety, the anger, the frustration, the overwhelm? How do you do this? Find a calm and quiet place – yes, it may need to […]

The Power of Neutral ——-MAGNET—— Resource guide to reach your neutral  What Makes You More Resilient What actions can induce the sense of calmness and resilience: Focus on positive emotions: go out and switch to new activities, experiences and environments; Stay flexible, face challenges, adjust your goals; Learn lessons from the ‘negative’ experiences; Analyze and […]

Humans are healthier and happier when we are connected in respectful and loving ways by people who help us be nurtured and feel connected. These people help us grow through life’s best and more challenging times. These relationships may include one or two nurturing parents, a loving extended family, friends, neighbors, coaches and teachers.  For […]

What is important to you and your family? In our family, we think that among other things this is important We listen to each other We show respect for each other. We value learning by doing We allow each other to do mistakes We show that we like each other. We are good friends. We […]

The language we use, word choice, body language, tone of voice, rate of speech and the emphasis on each word and syllables has a profound impact on the children in our care and in our lives. How others hear us may be very different from how we hear ourselves. Researchers have found that above average […]

What is resilience? It’s the ability to stay adaptive and flexible when you face the difficult situations in your life. Do you want to feel the better sense of control over your life? Do you want to reduce fear and take amazing risks? Then these resilience tips are for you. Building stress resilience is easier […]

What is Joy? For me Joy is an attitude—it is not happiness though it may feel like it. Happiness is fleeting, like sadness or silliness or worry. Joy is a gladness inside you that exists regardless of the good or bad things that happen during your day. Like Love, it is a Verb. It can […]