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  • American Football

    Second Impact Syndrome

    Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is a serious brain condition that can occur when a second concussion is suffered before the effects of a previous concussion have healed. With SIS, acute and often fatal brain swelling occurs; because the onset of swelling is rapid, it may be impossible to control. The risk of SIS is higher […] Read full story

  • Top Ten Sports-Related Head Injuries

    Top Ten Sports-Related Head Injuries

    The issue of head injuries among professional football players has been in the news recently, with the NFL hit by a series of lawsuits brought by players who accuse the organization of covering up the risk and seriousness of brain trauma for decades. The lawsuits were prompted by a growing body of research showing that […] Read full story

  • The State of Head Trauma Among Student Athletes

    The State of Head Trauma Among Student Athletes

    Participating in sports can add an important dimension to a child’s life. In addition to boosting self-confidence and fostering a lifelong interest in physical fitness, lessons learned on the playing field can help children become cooperative team members and better leaders. Unfortunately, some sports carry a high risk of hard hits that can result in […] Read full story

  • Compassion Meditation For Kids

    Compassion Meditation For Kids

    Research indicates that compassionate children become caring and optimistic adults. Many people think that compassion is a natural trait, but it can be cultivated through formal meditation techniques, as well as selfless service and other spiritual and civic activities. In my adult meditation groups, I teach the formal Buddhist practice called Metta Meditation, also known […] Read full story

  • Mindful

    Mindful Family, Happy Family

    Take a moment and imagine what it would be like if everyone in your household was more patient, kind, calm and respectful. Trips to the doctor’s office become more infrequent, grades improve, and dinner time is a pleasant and happy affair. Overall, there is a sense of well-being and joy. Sound far-fetched? Bliss is not […] Read full story

  • Relaxation

    Stress Management For Busy Families

    Stress management is not a luxury. From parenting to work-stress to paying bills on time, there are many things that can trigger the stress reaction known as the fight-or-flight response. If you do not keep your stress in check, you may wind up with any number of stress-related complications, including migraines, anxiety, diabetes and hypertension. […] Read full story

  • 8 Tips To Help Your Child Cope With Grief

    8 Tips To Help Your Child Cope With Grief

    Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and unfortunately children are not immune. While we wish we could inoculate them against pain, the reality is the only way out is through. As a parent, there are many things you can do to help your child cope during difficult times. 1. Listen With Compassion: The most […] Read full story

  • 8 Tips for Bereaved Parents

    8 Tips for Bereaved Parents

    When a family member dies, everyone in your home will experience the pain of loss. How you react will certainly affect your child, but this does not mean you need to hide your feelings. In fact, that will create a rift between you and your child at a time when you need each other the […] Read full story

  • Or as I called it - no

    10 Things that Surprised me about Having a Baby – Number 10 & a Bonus

    This week I have shared the ten biggest surprises I had after having my twins in 2008. Today we finally talk about number ten, the biggest surprise. I’ve also added a bonus surprise to the end…”end” being the appropriate word for it.     10. Oh, goodbye, shame. I don’t think we shall ever meet […] Read full story

  • Because They Are Ladies

    Post-baby surprises – Numbers 8 & 9

    This week I’ve been going through my list of ten things I learned after having a baby that no one told me before I went into the hospital. I’ve already told you about numbers 1 through 7 over the past few days. Today, let’s talk about numbers 8 and 9. 8. My boobs don’t put […] Read full story