Neutrality is Invalidation

Jenny TeGrotenhuis, LMHC  //  

Invalidation is a form of relational trauma which, over time, harms the brain and nervous system, and also results in the disintegration of any healthy bonds of connection, and dissolution of trust in others. Healing requires the slow, ongoing work of diligent growth in character, self-awareness, and love.

The Unexpected Joys of ‘Parenting-in-Place’

Lucy Fry  //  

There is no avoiding the tragic reality of this pandemic, yet we can hold such reality more easily when set alongside the glorious simplicity of childhood play.

Under Stress, We All Regress

Jenny TeGrotenhuis, LMHC  //  

A story of how compassion helped a family find relief when stressful conditions activated trauma triggers and coping mechanisms.

Living Apart With Love

Lucy Fry  //  

Mindfully managing co-parenting from separate households during shelter-in-place conditions.

Gottman Relationship Recipes

The Gottman Institute  //  

Try these relationship recipes out at home—you probably already have all the ingredients you need!

The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women

Caroline Welch  //  

In her new book, co-founder and CEO of the Mindsight Institute Caroline Welch takes readers on a mindfulness journey to help them de-stress and cultivate inner peace.