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‘Tis the Season of Overstimulation

‘Tis the Season of Overstimulation

The holiday season can bring excitement, joy, warmth, and celebration. It can also bring stress, overwhelm, exhaustion, and overstimulation. The lights, the noise, the crowds, not to mention the additional cognitive stimulation on top of an already very busy brain. I...
The Window of Tolerance and Why It’s Important To Understand

The Window of Tolerance and Why It’s Important To Understand

The Window of Tolerance is a term created by Dr. Daniel Siegel, a Psychologist at UCLA. The optimal zone of emotions is characterized by being grounded, present, open, flexible, and curious. It’s our ability to be emotionally regulated and capable of tolerating life’s...
Begging for Your Attention and the Need to Scratch the Itch

Begging for Your Attention and the Need to Scratch the Itch

I was reading a story on the website Popular Science, and it was a reminder that I purchased the book referred to and had yet to crack it open. Maybe if you are like me, that’s not an unusual problem. But I was intrigued enough to track that book down and give it some...