Category Archives: mood

Happy Mother’s Day

This is my 9th Mother’s Day. It’s hard to believe I’ve been at this ‘job’ for 9 years already. I have often felt this was the most challenging thing I have ever done. The most challenging thing about my career … Continue reading

Posted in about the smart girls, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, Intensity, mood, Mother's Day, motherhood | 5 Comments

If you had controlling parents…how do you avoid becoming one?

I have talked quite a bit on this blog about my insecurities and anxieties about my own capacity as a mother.  Midway through my 40th year now, I spent about a year and a half examining the factors that have … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anxiety, booklists, emotion coaching, highly sensitive child, highly sensitive mom, loss of parental love, meltdowns, mood, personal growth, social anxiety, trauma | 25 Comments

Dr. Kay Jamison on Exuberance.

I thought this was a very cool, almost hourlong presentation about Exuberance, The Passion for Life on Youtube from Dr. Kay Jamison.  She has a great Q & A followup at the end for parents and teachers. If you made … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, exuberance, imagination, mood | 2 Comments