Irene Yu Destress

Guest Post: High School Counselor Irene Yu on How to Destress

Leslie Dixon Blog

It’s a brand new year and for many an opportunity to begin a fresh start. New resolutions are made and many are challenging themselves to make self-improvements whether it be to eat healthier, lose weight, etc. However, after a long holiday break students may return to school with anxiety and stress. Trying to keep up with the daily assignments, working …

family intentions 2018

Break the “Stressor Ceiling” in 2018

Leslie Dixon Blog

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” ~ Audre Lorde It’s January 1st. You turn on the television, and what do you see? Commercial after commercial about losing weight and getting fit. Either you sign up for a food program, fitness video or throw your hands up and say, “What’s the use!?” It’s not so much a lack …

New Puberty

The New Puberty, Part One: How to Navigate Early Development in Today’s Girls

Leslie Dixon Blog

For years I’ve noticed the onset of puberty happening earlier and earlier. Parents have asked me why, and I’ve shared what I knew, always adding that further research needed to be done. The New Puberty, by Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, Ph.D., offers exactly that– a wealth of well-researched information for parents to help them understand what this earlier-onset …