I began to notice a disturbing trend in our schools. Almost overnight there seemed to be more worry, anxiety (social and academic), fear, allergies, ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, stress, headaches, tummy aches, rashes, anger and decreased empathy/respect.
Because I have suffered with anxiety my entire life, I could be empathic to how these children were feeling. But having lived through it was not enough. I needed a holistic approach to healing.
I attended hundreds of workshops, taught dozens of healthy cooking classes for children, given several workshops for parents and teachers, became certified as a child and family yoga teacher, received nutrition training to become a certified holistic health coach and then wrote two books.
This training paired with my teaching gave me a good perspective on what was going on.