Sleep is essential. But, when we don’t get enough of it, then a bone deep fatigue or tiredness sets in; the kind that cuts to the core of your soul. Lack of sleep interferes with thinking clearly, having physical energy, maintaining your health (and immune… Read More »Why am I always tired?
We’ve realized that sometimes a parent just needs an Empact booster to get themselves through the day. We’ve created a few short video boosters of content from our programs. So, I feel bit like Oprah. Here’s a booster for you! And, here’s a booster for… Read More »It’s Booster Season!
I have excuses for being donezo – the pandemic, having teenagers, work stress, and holiday season expectations. Legit reasons, right? But, the reality is that I haven’t been really good at setting boundaries – personal, professional, and emotional. I still get myself all worked up… Read More »Donezo.
I went to the supermarket on Sunday afternoon. It was quite a shock. After two years of limiting my face-to-face interactions with most people, I found myself standing in the middle of Walmart surrounded by shoppers. I guess I should have paid more attention to… Read More »Preparing for the Holidays
When Lupe Torres’ college-age daughter told her story in front of a room full of 3,000 pharmaceutical executives, she got a standing ovation. It was a story of triumph and hope—a story told after suffering from not just her severe bleeding disorder, but from the… Read More »Surviving Bullying – Preventing and Diffusing It for Children with Medical Conditions
Regina Aguirre first began attending Empact Parenting* programs when her son was eighteen months old. She and her husband had been struggling to manage their son’s Factor VIII hemophilia deficiency. What a difference a few years make. Today her son is 19 years old, and… Read More »Journaling Your Way to Parenting Perspective – Writing it all down
It’s safe to say that every parent has had to deal with one of their child’s tantrums, sometime. The shrieking, the rolling on the floor, the out and out refusal to mind—they are enough to test the will of even the most calm, patient parent.… Read More »Stopping Tantrums in their Tracks – The safety challenges of temper and kids with special needs
Recently, while reading a book in a snack bar area while waiting for my granddaughter to finish her soccer practice, I found myself at a table beside a mother and her beautiful ten-year-old daughter. The ten-year-old had her homework spread out in front of her… Read More »Make Visits to the Clinic Easier – Dealing with Whining