Emotion Regulation

170: How to stop procrastinating with Dr. Fuschia Sirois

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 23, 2022

Our culture says that people procrastinate because they’re disorganized and lazy. After all, how hard can it really be to do a task you’ve committed to doing, and one that you even know will benefit you?!   But I learned through this episode that procrastination isn’t about disorganization or laziness at all – it’s much…

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169: How to take care of yourself first with Liann Jensen

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 9, 2022

Liann did not have an easy entry into motherhood.  Her first child’s birth was pretty traumatic; it was followed by a miscarriage and then very quickly by another pregnancy.   And then by COVID.   She was already overwhelmed and then everyone was isolated…and suddenly Liann had a whole lot of anger that she hadn’t…

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168: Feeling Triggered by Current Events

By Jen Lumanlan | Oct 2, 2022

I know it can be really difficult to navigate all the events happening in the world today.  It seems like things are falling apart, with wars, climate change-caused drought and wildfires in some areas and flooding in others, with hunger not following far behind.  And things aren’t any better on the political front either.  …

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165: How grit helps (and how it doesn’t)

By Jen Lumanlan | Aug 26, 2022

At the beginning of our stay at a friend’s house in Oregon six weeks ago, my eight-year-old daughter Carys had biked a flat mile on a mountain biking trail; when we got to a very slight incline she made it 20 feet further and then it all fell apart. She whined; she cried; she refused…

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155: How to get your child to listen to you

By Jen Lumanlan | May 1, 2022

Recently someone posted a question in one of my communities:   “Is it really so wrong to want my child to just LISTEN to me sometimes?  It seems like such a no-no in gentle parenting circles, and I’m worried that my child is growing up to be entitled and won’t know how to respect authority…

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