Today’s teens have become overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden with school work, extracurricular activities, to-do’s and social pressures. And to take it a step further, they don’t know how to relax, ‘shake it off’, or decompress. They continue to carry around the overwhelm, worry and pressure until it evolves into something bigger. Often, in my coaching practice, […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

June 5, 2024


Behind feelings of stress, overwhelm and ‘not-enoughness’ there is often a mean teen – this is your teenager’s critical inner voice. And from this voice come critical words and harsh judgements. This is the voice of Self Criticism. What exactly is Self Criticism? Self criticism is that voice inside that speaks to you critically. It […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

January 28, 2024

How to Turn Your Teen’s Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion

Your teen is simply overloaded and has taken on too much to balance. And they are not willing to give anything up. What now?  How do we support our teens to help them loosen the grip? It’s quite a tight ‘death-grip’ they have on all of their challenging classes, extracurriculars, commitments and to-do’s. They are […]

Managing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

January 14, 2024

How to support your overwhelmed teen when they simply have too much on their plate