KIDS/TEENS BEHAVIOR

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Does your child or grandchild seem like he/she is often inattentive, super hyper and often very impulsive? These of course, can be traits of any young child but when it begins to effect behavior and academics, then it might be time to address the issue.

Some children “grow out of it,” but the real problem begins when it starts to affect their social skills and they have trouble regulating their own emotions and when their behavior begins to effect relationships (with parents, siblings, classmates etc…)

While, it is important to monitor these types of symptoms and behavior, there is also something that you can do to help your child (children) in their development, as it relates to their mental wellness and behavior and that is to focus on their nutrition and holistic health solutions.

Every child is different, as are their needs and every parent has to decide what is best for their child; but I am here to share a solution that is a natural alternative. Personally, I always like to choose the natural route before any medication, especially when there is evidence to support cases where positive changes have been made. 

The foods, snacks and drinks we give our children, as well as any vitamins or supplements, are an integral part of how they behave on the daily. I learned this the hard way and often times didn’t realize how much sugar and preservatives certain snacks had that I thought were in the “healthy” category.

If there were natural supplements that you could give your child/young adult to help them focus more, to be more motivated and overall happier, wouldn’t you want to do that?

I think the consensus would be “yes,” however, I also believe that not everyone knows that these kind of options are available to them. 

If you are looking for holistic health solutions, there are various products available and one of them is an all-in-one product that supports the entire gut-brain axis (GBX) of growing kids and teens, and I would love to share more details with you.

I invite you to watch these videos to learn about the holistic options available for your child:

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One of the things I love best about partnering with the mental wellness company, is the fact that we offer natural supplements like saffron, theanine, NZ pine bark, & specific strains of probiotic bacteria that are helping kids/teens flourish.

Too many kids today are suffering with their mental wellness, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic.

https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nytimes.com/2022/04/23/health/mental-health-crisis-teens.amp.html

These supplements are not only helpful for children who are struggling with a variety of issues, but they are beneficial for child who wants to stay health, focused and motivated!

I have chosen to make it my business to help others with their mental wellness, but more specifically, with kids and teens because they deserve the help we can give them to have a bright, healthy and happy future!

Not only do we all have the Power to be Happy and healthy but we have the power to help future generations as well. When we know better, we should do better, be better and help as many people as we can along the way.

-Lissette Rozenblat

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YOU GET TO CHOOSE

Believe in Yourself

“Some say its fate but I say it ain’t…” 🎤 (Billy Joel) What If?

Destiny or fate may have placed us here on Earth with the people who surround us – our tribe, our family, our friends, even our haters, but personally, I believe that we have a major part in how the book of our life plays out.

The choices we’ve made along the way in our journey and continue to make, write out the story of our life. Or if you think like an artist, will paint the picture of your life. 🎨 We hold the brush (pen) and can paint (write) on any canvas we choose. We just have to decide what it is we REALLY want and the Universe (G-d) will help to make it happen. What 𝗜.𝗙. is a powerful tool – 𝕀𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 + 𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕙.

We make choices everyday! Either we choose to just coast along and survive or we 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 by living intentionally to thrive. However, that looks for 𝕐𝕆𝕌 without comparing your life to other. There will be chapters in the book when ee feelnlike we are only surviving or maybe evdn both, but the key is to know that we each have the 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 to change our thoughts and our actions at any moment in life.

Never regret the choices you’ve made or the things that have happenes along the way, for they helped to make you who you are today and who you still will become. -LR ✍🏻✨

“Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power; we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen to us in the future.

“There is nothing in your life that you cannot modify, change, or improve when you learn to regulate your thought.”

-CHRISTIAN D. LARSON (1874-1954)

Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable! You choose!

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KIDS AND TEENS MENTAL WELLNESS

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We all know what a temperamental tween or teen is like – not only if you are a parent – but because we have all been there! However, there is a huge difference between a typical, moody teenager and what seems to be happening more and more.


There is an epidemic in this country and it directly affects our children in one way or another, especially after the global pandemic we all went through. As a matter of fact, the Surgeon General warned of a mental health crisis among our youth.  

According to an article in the New York Times, “Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents.” Tweens and teens have a variety of reasons why they may be struggling with their mental health but the Covid pandemic, coupled with social and racial inequalities, as well as an increase in cyber-bullying, may all be contributing factors.

Parents often ask and wonder how they can help their teens struggling with mental health. And more often than not, there are those parents, who do not always want to put their child (teen) on medication, if they can avoid it. This is where natural, plant-based holistic alternatives come into play. Supplements like saffron, theanine, NZ pine bark, & specific strains of probiotic bacteria are helping kids/teens flourish. More than ever, there is scientific evidence correlating the connection between gut health and the brain – the gut-brain axis. There are unique blends of natural remedies targeted to enhance overall mental wellness, specifically, Kids Fundamentals. 

Dr. Shawn Talbott, Chief Scientific Officer|Author|Professor|PhytoNutritionist, explains, what Kids Fundamentals does: “We want to be able to deliver comprehensive gut-brain axis SOLUTIONS for our children to help them improve their mental wellness, just like we do for adults,” and Kids Fundamentals does just that.” Kids fundamentals helps heal children from the inside out.

Dr. Shawn Talbott talking about Kids Fundamentals


Here are a few tips as well, according to Dr. Nadell from Mount Sinai that we may suggest to our children:

To learn more about alternative options for kids and teens all-in-one gut-brain axis nutrition, visit: KidsandTeensMentalWellness.com

 

 

(Sources: New York Times,Harvard Edu. Blog, AmpProject, Amare Global)

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-mental-health-crisis-among-children-and-teens-how-parents-can-help-202203082700–

[NOTE: This article in no way serves as medical advice. If you or your child is suffering from a mental health crisis, please seek professional help immediately.]

Author:

Lissette Rozenblat
Founder, The Power to be Happy|Blogger|Amare Wellness Partner
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LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WONDERFUL TO BE PERFECT.

Some days do you wake up and wonder , “Just what am I doing? Is this all worth it?”  Working hard to make a living, trying to blend into the “rat-race,” shuffling the kids back and forth between activities and sports, with barely any free time for yourself.  I know, I do!

There are just some days when I feel down and “blue” and can’t see the silver lining. This tends to happen on Monday mornings or when things aren’t going my way (fast enough.) It is usually when I am in my “own little world,” not really participating productively in society, that I let myself get trapped in that “blue box.”

Life can sometimes seem like one disappointment after another, but really, if we change our lens, and look at all the good and positive things in our lives, it can and will change our perspective.  It is so important to have a goal, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Even though, I do wake up some days feeling like something is wrong with the entire world, I’ve learned that “life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.”  I have learned that in moments like this, that’s when it’s time to make the EXTRA effort to get out and do something positive.  I have learned that three people have the power to make me happy: Me, Myself & I!

That’s right only YOU and I, individually, have the power to make ourselves happy.  And remember, life doesn’t have to be perfect all the time, you just have to recognize and appreciate what you do have and show gratitude everyday for it!  This does not mean you are going to float around like “Mary Poppins” every day but it will help you will start your day off with a little more pizzazz and appreciation for the life you live, especially when you have dreams and goals to pursue.

Here is a list of things I want to share with you, that you may want to try to help you get back into the “swing of things.”  Remember, YOU always have the power to be happy. 

“What you think, you attract!”

 10 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR DAY(S) INTO A HAPPY DAY(S):

1. Make a list of all the things you love and appreciate in your life (look at  this list and remember it!)

2. Make a conscious effort to schedule time to do sometime YOU enjoy (art, crafts, yoga, write etc…)

3. Treat yourself to your favorite lunch or dinner.

4. Call or visit an old friend – sometimes the best therapy is just talking to someone you trust or like.

5. Find a way to laugh, whether it’s listening to jokes (audio) or going to a comedy show.

6. Read something inspiring and motivational.

7. Start a fun or creative project. Something that you’re excited about, that will make you smile.

8. Write about how you feel, whether you have a blog or not. Talk about the things that make you feel down or upset. Whether you share it or not, is not the point. It is cathartic to write out your feelings. Post it, don’t post it, whatever you choose to do, just get it out of your system.

9.  Watch that movie that you’ve wanted to see for a while now, even if it’s requires getting a sitter.

10. Go for a walk, somewhere were you can appreciate nature (tree, beach, mountain, by a lake etc…)

These are just a few things you can do to help you get a jump-start to your happy frame of mind.   Everyday will not always be good but you can definitely find the good in every day.  You are attracting what you think on a daily basis.  You have the power…use it wisely!

Follow your dreams, set a goal, one day at a time.  The key is to find your purpose or your passion and life will become more exhilarating every day! If you want affirmations to remind you to be positive on a daily basis, you can check out the Warrior Mindset Positive Thoughts & Affirmations!

 
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In the Face of Loss

3 ChoicesBad things will happen in life, it’s just how it goes, there is no explanation or justification.   Can we alter the things that happen in life? Is it “written in the stars?”  These are questions, I continuously ponder.  However, with that being said, I believe we must find a way to see the positive or at least make something positive come out of loss and tragedy.  There is a lesson in everything that happens, no matter how tragic.  Maybe it is a death of a loved one that is not letting you move forward. It is through having had this person in your life, that you must learn the true meaning of life and bravery. They were placed in your life as a gift, however short that time was. Death is a constant reminder, that we are on “borrowed’ time and there is never a guarantee of a long life. And while, the pain of losing a loved one is enormous, we must find the strength to surpass that pain and honor our loved ones by living a life they would be proud of.  Moving forward.

Change, whether good or bad, helps us grow and learn and become better human beings, even if you can’t see it while it’s happening.  Sometimes, out of tragic events, certain people are placed in our paths that affect our lives for the better.  There will never be an explanation for loss and pain, but there must be an effort to become a better person and to grow as we continue our life’s path. We must learn to be grateful for every moment we have with our loved ones, however boring and monotonous life may become.

Carpe Diem.  ~LR

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READY FOR YOGA

Everywhere I read, it says how good Yoga is for you. Well, this is the year that I am going to start!  The benefits are many. Despite the fact that I am so out of shape, I am going to start little by little, perhaps with “chair yoga.”Namaste-woman-jayme

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses.

“In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism the word yoga means “spiritual discipline“. People often associate yoga with the postures and stances that make up the physical activity of the exercise, but after closer inspection it becomes clear that there are many more aspects of yoga. It is an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years, and it is something that has evolved and changed overtime. Different factions of yoga have developed since its conception.”

“The traditional purpose of Yoga, however, has always been to bring about a profound transformation in the person through the transcendence of the ego,” (Feuerstein 3)

Modern Yoga

Modern yoga is based on five basic principles that were created by Swami Sivananda.

  • Proper relaxation
  • Proper exercise
  • Proper breathing
  • Proper diet
  • Positive thinking and meditation

Recently, I read an article in the Huffington Post about how Yoga can make you happier Here is the article:

By Monique Minahan

When I first started practicing yoga, I was still digging my way out of a deep cavern of grief. Something about this unusual method of twists, turns, and upside downs kept calling me back. I didn’t know what it was initially, but as I began to settle into my body, things began to shift in my life.

I think of it as going from a paralyzed life to a walking life. If you are already able to walk and then begin to run, that’s liberating. If you are paralyzed and then begin to walk, that’s a miracle.

2013-01-17-Gaiam4This was my experience with the power and patience of yoga. Learning how to walk into my life, transition from grief to peace, and eventually to happiness.

The peace and happiness we access on our mats is no accident. Although many write it off as just another exercise-induced dopamine high, yoga goes deeper than that. The mind-body connection created in yoga facilitates change at a cellular level. Cellular memory is the idea that our bodies hold our histories.

Before you brush this off as far-fetched, consider that scientists and physicians have found compelling evidence that the brain and body send messages to each other through neuropeptides and receptors. Neurocardiology is a discipline that studies the communicative relationship between the brain and the heart.

Our nervous systems are what we’re tapping into in yoga. Retraining how psychological or emotional triggers set off our flight-or-fight response allows us the opportunity to rewire our sympathetic nervous system. The deep breathing practiced in yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, producing a calming, relaxed effect.

The relationship between head and heart has been described as a “dynamic, ongoing, two-way dialogue with each organ continuously influencing the other’s function.”

When we weave positive intention into our movements, we are imprinting these thoughts, not only into our minds, but into our bodies. We are effecting change on our mat that will allow for change off our mat.

Much of our unhappiness as humans comes from our thoughts or feelings. We judge our experiences in terms of good or bad. We experience feelings of inadequacy, powerlessness, embarrassment, humiliation, and we often keep track of what we don’t have more than what we do have.

A full practice of yoga, including meditation, gently removes these weights from our minds and our bodies. Not only does it remove them, but with time it can begin to reshape our attitudes, views, and thoughts.

The physical postures take us into our bodies in a non-judgmental way. From this neutral viewpoint, we can see huge possibility. Without being blocked by preconceived ideas of what we can or cannot do, we are free to try, to fall, to play, and to grow.

Physically, yoga asks one simple thing of us: Show up. Show up in mind, body, and spirit. These are things we can skimp on in other areas of life. Perhaps we show up in body to work or a conversation, but our minds are somewhere else. At times we show up mentally to a project, while our bodies slouch for hours, forgotten. The integration in yoga of all these parts creates the prerequisite unity and connection required for happiness to bloom.

Once we feel unified and connected, we will access a deep well of joy that does not diminish when shared. Yoga doesn’t just lift our spirits. It lifts our lives. It opens our eyes to the essence of who we are, and therein lies peace. Therein lies the happiness.

(ref.  Feuerstein, Georg. The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice. Boston: Shambhala, 2003 & The Huffington Post 2015)

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Create the Life You Want

Are you tired of everyone telling you what you should do? Whether it is how you should do your work, or where you should work, or how you should parent or what you should eat and not eat or how you should live. Well, Enough!Steer Your Life

Stop being a passenger in someone else’s “life car!”  Grab that proverbial “steering wheel of life” and drive your own vehicle right to where YOU want to be. Do not let anyone else dictate what is good for you or what you should do. Create your OWN path.

It is understandable that your friends and family have your best interest at heart, but I am talking about those of you who are always listening to everyone telling you what to do or those of you always trying to please someone else and putting your own dreams and wishes on the back burner.  Well, the time has come for you to focus on yourself!

You have been through a lot, so now it’s time to do what you want. Think about what that something is and go make yourself happy!  Explore what it is that brings a smile to your face.  What your passion is?  What makes you want to wake up every morning? What do you absolutely love to do or wish you could do?Create the Life You Want square graphic

When you find the answers to those questions, you can begin to create your own path, whether it is on a personal level or in a career path.

The time is now to create the life you want, to the a road of happiness.

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Are You a Loner?

Some people think that because someone is a “loner” and in their “own world” that they are unhappy. This is not the case. There are many people who are very happy and very comfortable in their own skin, who have chosen to not deal with the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of life and the multitude of ignorant behavior in the world and are in search of a higher meaning and more profound relationships.

Do not criticize or ostracize friends or family, who are like this. It is not necessary for them to be surrounded by tons of people all the time. In Spanish there is a saying that goes, “Es mejor estar solo que mal acompañado. (It is better to be alone than in poor company.)

Live and let live! ~Lissette Ro at The Power to be Happy

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30-Day Happiest Moment Challenge

Recently, I heard some great advice from the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show.  She suggested keeping a “happiness journal.”  Remember when you were growing up, you probably had a diary or a journal or knew someone who did? Most of us wrote in it religiously or just complained about what happened to us or didn’t happen to us. Well, with a happiness journal, it is a conscious effort to write down your HAPPY moments daily.  It may seem silly but it helps to point out how fortunate you are and teaches us all to be more grateful!

Sure, there are days that are not going to be so good, but if you really pay attention, there is something (even if it’s a small something) in every day, that can make you happy or at least makes you smile. road-to-happiness

Whether it is watching your kids play, or going out to a nice dinner or lunch, spending quality time with a friend or loved one  or maybe someone paid you a compliment, or maybe even just walking outside and enjoying the sunshine.

Pay attention to the little things in life and nature and you will begin to notice how lucky and happy your life really is.

You never really appreciate things and people until there gone. Do not wait for that to happen!

I invite you to take the “Happiest Moment” Challenge and start your journal today!

All you have to do is get a notebook, or if you have a real diary or journal even better and begin writing today one thing that made you happy that day. And if you don’t want to deal with writing in a journal, attached is pdf.file that contains blank work sheets for you to print and fill out your 30-Day Happiest Moments Challenge. 

Click on link for your worksheets: 30-Day Happiest Moment Challenge

Make this your happy challenge for the next 30 days and see how it affects your life.

Hopefully, you will begin to show more gratitude for what you have in your life.

~Lissette Ro at The Power to be Happy

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You Are The Vehicle to Your Success

Are you doing all the right things but you are still not succeeding at what you want? Remember, that YOU are the vehicle to take you to where you want to be.

Work on yourself first before you attempt anything else.

Have an open-mind and an open-heart. Be honest with what you really want (whatever that may be) and be ready to go after it!

Remember to get what you want:

  • You have to have the right vehicle at the right time
  • You have to have the right knowledge
  • You have to have the right mindset
  • You have to really want it                                                                                                                                                                                                      YOU are the root of your success!
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