As the end of the school year approaches and we prepare for the summer season, some parents and students like to give their teacher an end-of-year gift in recognition of all the hard work and dedication the teacher has given in helping their students learn and grow. Maybe you have the perfect gift in mind, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Gift with Purpose
How do three people collaborate on a book? We thought it would be fun to do an author Q&A so you can see how much we enjoyed working together on Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey — and how we think alike! Enjoy! 1. Why did you decide to write Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey? Jen: Kelly, Katie and I have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to Write a Book – a Look Behind the Scenes
Lately, when friends and family ask me how things are going, the conversation looks something like this: “How have you been? How’s work going?” “Work is great…I wrote a book…!” Yes, that’s right. I wrote a book. Every time I say it out loud I find it hard to believe the words. It did not […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I Wrote a Book ?!
It’s officially autumn. For us here at BPAR, it feels bittersweet because it means shorter days and the end of fun summer activities. As the days shorten and the air begins to feel crisp and cool, we tend to look over fall and head straight for winter. We begin to re-label fall “Almost Winter” and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nature’s Lessons During Fall
Self-compassion. We hear the term often, especially in the mental health field, but also in every day life and conversations. When you hear the term “self-compassion,” how do you define it? Below is one way we define it at BPAR. There are three components that make up self-compassion (Neff, 2003b). These are self-kindness, mindfulness, and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Self-Compassion: A Definition