7 Critical Lessons About Emotions That Make Pixar’s Inside Out a Must See for All Ages

Spoiler Alert: This post contains details about the plot. We walked into the theater for date night, and my husband jokingly said, “We can tell people we are vetting this movie for Ayla.” Ayla (pronounced eye-la) is our 10-month-old daughter who is a ways away from Inside Out, Frozen, Cinderella or any of the other fan favorites. The truth is, Aaron and I have been ...

Teaching our children about feelings

“Big girls don’t cry,” is only one expression among hundreds that represents the consistent messaging telling young people that it isn’t okay to feel their feelings.  As a trainer for the Grief Recovery Institute ®, one of my favorite concepts to teach in workshops is around how we process emotion.  As little ones, before we are socialized not to feel, we are like little processing plants.  It ...