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Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Jun 28, 2019

This episode is a Honest Check With Yourself  (Part 4 of 4)

This is the fourth episode in a four part series talking about hypervigilance.

The episode starts with a reminder to ask your friend who has it all together if they are really okay.  

“Wellness is a state of action.”

You can observe and plan ahead for...

Jun 21, 2019

This episode is on Always on Alert Part 3

Recovering—Sharpen the Saw

This is part three of a four part series.

This idea is from the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Here’s a quick tip sheet on just habit 7.

There are many variations on this book for children,,

Jun 14, 2019

This episode is on Being on Alert Part 2.  

Strength = Fitness + Belonging + (Identity)2

This is part two of a four part series where I unpack how to be aware of care-giver stress and tools on how to reduce checking out and burning out. This week we unpacked the equation of how to be strong.

The book Atomic Habits...

Jun 7, 2019

This episode is on HYPERVIGILANCE.

Hypervigilance  as a caregiver is taking is the state of giving yourself for the needs of others.

Signs of Burn-Out:

  1. Desire for social interaction at home
  2. Unwillingness to engage in activities not related to your area of hyper-vigilance.
  3. Reduced interaction with non-parent/work...