What’s Helping Me Now

Every once in a while, the internet can feel like a source of shame or just a waste of time. When I’m tempted to throw in my virtual towel and bail on the technology world, I challenge myself to find something uplifting and useful online. Here’s what I’ve found around the web this week.

  • Tara Brach’s podcast is endlessly uplifting and inspiring, truly one of the most valuable free resources available to anyone looking to become more present and peaceful. I listened to this retreat talk recently and it is incredibly powerful. I cannot recommend it enough.
  • My mom sent this article about giving children tools to recognize sexual abuse to my brother and me (the parents of her six grandchildren). As uncomfortable as it may be, we parents of young children need to face the reality that child sexual abuse happens and act on that acceptance by integrating these strategies into our parenting. (Thanks, Mom.)
  • Speaking of parenting, I am very curious about GenerationPTMO, an evidence-based intervention that I read about in the latest Family Therapy Magazine issue and uses positive parenting to prevent and improve problematic behaviors in children.
  • If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me talk about our nanny quitting without notice a few weeks ago. These search results have been helpful as I realize I need to treat our future nannies as employees and not members of the family. (Duh.)
  • I may attend this conference next year after hearing great things from a friend who’s attending it right now. Fellow therapists, doesn’t it look intriguing?

Have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thank you so much for being here.

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