Expanding Your Holiday HUB

This time of year, between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays can be filled with a wide range of feelings, from joy and gratitude to longing and loneliness. Many articles and blogs that come out around this time often address the challenges of family reunions, citing the many ways coming back together with family for the holidays can create intense and sometimes surprisingly negative emotional reactions. Here I’d like to offer a slightly different take on this theme of wintertime events.

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Emotions are “Mentionable and Manageable”: The Mindsight and Kindness of Mr. Rogers’ Brain

In 1969, Fred Rogers, the creator and host of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, spoke at a United States Senate hearing in support of public television and successfully convinced the committee of the value for the much-needed funding for children’s educational television. In that presentation, Mr. Rogers stated that emotions can be “mentionable and manageable,” and demonstrated a deep compassion for youth and the journey for each of us as we grow toward adulthood with each other’s support.

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The Yes Brain – A Welcome Note

We’re thrilled to announce my next book with Tina Payne Bryson, The Yes Brain – available everywhere on January 9, 2018.

As The Whole-Brain Child laid out the stages of a child’s development, and No-Drama Discipline focused on one of the most important aspects of child-rearing, The Yes Brain is centered on fostering resilience in children as they grow. Tina and I created a short “welcome note,” similar to the introductions in The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline to familiarize the reader with the concept of a “Yes Brain” and how it can be cultivated. We wanted to share with you now that Welcome Note as a short preview of what’s to come!

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New Course: Presence, Integration, and the Cultivation of Well-Being in Relationships and Family Systems

This new course, launching on July 14 — and only available for a limited time — focuses on how making sense of our experiences and relationships shapes the way we interact with others and the world around us. Cultivating presence can help support important changes in neural structure that lead to integration, balance, happiness, and more rewarding and deeply connected relationships.

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