This episode is all about sleep hygiene. We discuss feeling your feelings, avoiding screen time, and having a nighttime routine so you get to sleep when you need to and avoid worrying about earthquakes at all hours of the night.
This week Emily’s husband Ben is our guest co-host as we discuss the mental health challenges associated with being the parent of a special needs child. Plus strategies for preparing and dealing with high-stress life situations.
We talk PANDAS, not panda bears, but pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (say that 3 times fast). Our guest Raquel Salazar talks with us about her son with PANDAS, her journey understanding the disorder, and the frustration in trying to get proper treatment.
On this episode we delve further into what’s going on in the brain when dealing with anxiety. Plus we talk about a variety of skills to alleviate anxiety and why having a broad range of mindfulness activities in your “toolbox” is a good idea.