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Honoring Women’s Achievements: Insights from the International Women’s Day Gala 2024

I am thrilled to share my experience from the International Women’s Day Gala 2024, where I had the honor of being the keynote speaker. Held at the prestigious Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles, CA, this event was a remarkable celebration of the achievements of women worldwide.

The evening was adorned with stunning performances by renowned entertainers, including international recording artist Gene-o Cole, accomplished musician Michael Raye, and April Diamond, a Billboard Charting Recording Artist who topped the National New Music Radio Charts in 2021. Additionally, we were captivated by the talents of up-and-coming artist Natasha Mar.

Being part of such a momentous occasion that commemorates the social, economic, cultural, and political contributions of women was truly inspiring. It reminded me of the ongoing efforts of the women’s rights movement and the significance of International Women’s Day in advocating for gender equality and empowerment.

I invite you to watch my keynote address, where I reflected on the remarkable history of progress achieved by women worldwide.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Sharon Doyle and her team at the Women’s Empowerment Summit for inviting me to speak at this prestigious event. It was an evening filled with love, empowerment, and solidarity among women from diverse backgrounds.

Thank you for joining me in celebrating the indomitable spirit of womankind.

Love and blessings,
Katherine

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Fulfilling Support: A Journey of Support, Empathy, and Positive Podcasts

Support nourishes the soul.

Securing the right support is pivotal. Whether your child’s persistent calls echo in your ears or the constant pen-clicking of a colleague leaves you exasperated, moments of frustration and stress can be overwhelming. Sometimes, all you yearn for is the comforting voice of a friend who truly understands your experience (paired with, perhaps, a glass of wine).

In recent chapters of life, you might have found yourself distanced from your usual support networks. Discovering an outstanding podcast can play a vital role in rebuilding that sense of community. Tuning in to an engaging podcast host feels akin to having a conversation with a wise and empathetic friend.

Here’s an exciting revelation—I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with exceptional podcasts within the conscious parenting support system. In honor of National Women’s Month, if you’re seeking female camaraderie and support, I wholeheartedly recommend listening to (and subscribing to!) these fantastic shows.

Real Happy Mom Podcast

Step into the shoes of Ton-Ann Mayembe, a wife, mom, full-time dentist, and part-time Navy reservist. In the Real Happy Mom Podcast, Ton-Ann interviews REAL MOMS, delving into their REAL LIFE experiences. These experts and guests provide insights into navigating the motherhood journey, offering guidance on raising children, self-care, confidence & more. Listen to the episode with Toni-Ann here.
The MomShine Podcast

Ever wished for cheat sheets from other moms and experts on mastering the juggling act of life? Alicia Garibaldi launched MomShine to simplify parenting by compiling learnings from her transition from a full-time job to more work at home.  Listen to this episode with Alicia here.
The PedsDocTalk Podcast

Meet Dr. Mona, a Board Certified Pediatrician, IBCLC, and a mom of two. She understands the ups and downs of becoming a mom and raising kids. Dr. Mona helps moms ditch the worry and second-guessing, guiding them to find more joy in motherhood. Listen to the episode with Dr. Mona here.
The Blissful Parenting Podcast

Parenting challenges? Join Michelle Abraham every Thursday as she interviews parenting book authors, coaches, and bloggers on her positive parenting podcast. Get tips for a happier and more fulfilling parenting experience. Listen to the episode here.
Cheaper than Therapy Podcast

Vanessa Bennett and Dené Logan, soul sisters and therapists, explore depth psychology—examining the complex nature of being human. They support others in living authentically while cultivating a fulfilling relationship with the Self. Listen to the episode here. 
The Balance Dilemma Podcast

What’s the talk about work-life balance? Join Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico as their guests share stories on balancing work, life, family, and self. Check out this episode here. 
Expert Talk with TGo

Gain direct insights into the world of “Trailblazers” who openly share their journeys to success. Listen to my episode with TGo on kids and anxiety Listen to the episode with TGo on kids and anxiety here.
Law of Attraction with Natasha Graziano

Natasha Graziano brings you the latest wisdom on manifesting goals and creating abundance. Learn how to refocus your mindset with practical and mindful exercises. Listen to the podcast episode here.

Which episode resonated with you the most? Hit reply and share your favorite!

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Fulfilling Support: A Journey of Support, Empathy, and Positive Podcasts

Support nourishes the soul.

Securing the right support is pivotal. Whether your child’s persistent calls echo in your ears or the constant pen-clicking of a colleague leaves you exasperated, moments of frustration and stress can be overwhelming. Sometimes, all you yearn for is the comforting voice of a friend who truly understands your experience (paired with, perhaps, a glass of wine).

In recent chapters of life, you might have found yourself distanced from your usual support networks. Discovering an outstanding podcast can play a vital role in rebuilding that sense of community. Tuning in to an engaging podcast host feels akin to having a conversation with a wise and empathetic friend.

Here’s an exciting revelation—I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with exceptional podcasts within the conscious parenting support system. In honor of National Women’s Month, if you’re seeking female camaraderie and support, I wholeheartedly recommend listening to (and subscribing to!) these fantastic shows.

Real Happy Mom Podcast

Step into the shoes of Ton-Ann Mayembe, a wife, mom, full-time dentist, and part-time Navy reservist. In the Real Happy Mom Podcast, Ton-Ann interviews REAL MOMS, delving into their REAL LIFE experiences. These experts and guests provide insights into navigating the motherhood journey, offering guidance on raising children, self-care, confidence & more. Listen to the episode with Toni-Ann here.
The MomShine Podcast

Ever wished for cheat sheets from other moms and experts on mastering the juggling act of life? Alicia Garibaldi launched MomShine to simplify parenting by compiling learnings from her transition from a full-time job to more work at home.  Listen to this episode with Alicia here.
The PedsDocTalk Podcast

Meet Dr. Mona, a Board Certified Pediatrician, IBCLC, and a mom of two. She understands the ups and downs of becoming a mom and raising kids. Dr. Mona helps moms ditch the worry and second-guessing, guiding them to find more joy in motherhood. Listen to the episode with Dr. Mona here.
The Blissful Parenting Podcast

Parenting challenges? Join Michelle Abraham every Thursday as she interviews parenting book authors, coaches, and bloggers on her positive parenting podcast. Get tips for a happier and more fulfilling parenting experience. Listen to the episode here.
Cheaper than Therapy Podcast

Vanessa Bennett and Dené Logan, soul sisters and therapists, explore depth psychology—examining the complex nature of being human. They support others in living authentically while cultivating a fulfilling relationship with the Self. Listen to the episode here. 
The Balance Dilemma Podcast

What’s the talk about work-life balance? Join Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico as their guests share stories on balancing work, life, family, and self. Check out this episode here. 
Expert Talk with TGo

Gain direct insights into the world of “Trailblazers” who openly share their journeys to success. Listen to my episode with TGo on kids and anxiety Listen to the episode with TGo on kids and anxiety here.
Law of Attraction with Natasha Graziano

Natasha Graziano brings you the latest wisdom on manifesting goals and creating abundance. Learn how to refocus your mindset with practical and mindful exercises. Listen to the podcast episode here.

Which episode resonated with you the most? Hit reply and share your favorite!

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International Women’s Day Event

I am beyond excited to announce I will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Gala 2024!

Come join us for a unique, magical International Women’s Day Gala, a 5 Course Dinner with a specially prepared menu, live music and a fashion show highlighting the designs of international fashion designer Gordana Gehlhausen (GOGA), a Project Runway finalist, and Art by VLADI along with the awarding of the Women’s inspiration Awards. Don’t miss this night to celebrate women!

International Women’s Day designated on March 8th is a global day celebrating social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This is a day that also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day has occurred for more than a century with the first one gathering in 1908 supported by more than a million people. Today’s International Women’s Day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

Tributes will be performed by entertainers such as international recording artist Gene-o Cole, accomplished recording musician Michael Raye, and April Diamond, a Billboard Charting Recording Artist who was #1 on the National New Music Radio Charts in 2021, and up-and-coming artist Natasha Mar. These performers will be accompanied by an Orchestra, conducted by John Nettles.

Click the BUY TICKETS button to purchase tickets for this event.

Can’t make it in person? That’s OK, we’ve got you covered! This event will be broadcast internationally and will be able to be streamed live with sign ups using the My Premo streaming app.

Fri Mar 8, 2024
5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Taglyan Complex, 90038

Can’t wait to see you there!

Love and Blessings,
Katherine Sellery

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Parenting Through Challenges: Helping Kids Cope with Major Life Changes

Dear Katherine,

Our second baby arrived shortly before the pandemic began. While my older son seems to care for his baby brother, I worry that alongside the major adjustment of having a new baby, he might link his brother’s arrival with the negative aspects of the pandemic. Considering my son’s strong-willed and opinionated nature, these events have understandably added stress. I‘m seeking advice on how to support him and help him navigate these two major life changes separately.

Sincerely,
Bad Timing

Bad Timing,

In challenging times, our hearts go out to you. It seems like your older son is navigating through big life changes, and we commend you for empathizing with him during this trying period for your entire family.

Raising more than one child introduces a world of both joy and challenges. As supportive parents, our ultimate desire is for our children to harmonize, but older kids may face difficulties adjusting to sharing attention and affection with a new sibling. This adjustment period is normal, and in your case, it’s compounded by a couple of other factors.

Primarily, your older son’s strong-willed nature adds complexity. Autonomous children, by nature, might attract disapproval, especially when adjusting to sharing attention. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as negative attention reinforces his feeling of favoritism towards his younger brother.

Adding to the complexity, your older son’s world was disrupted by the pandemic shortly after his baby brother arrived. Apart from adapting to the routine shifts with a new baby, he also had to navigate the stress of COVID-19.

So, how can you navigate these challenges and how to help kids cope with major life changes?

The initial step is recognizing the unmet need causing tension within your older son. While he loves his brother, he likely needs reassurance that your love for him remains unchanged despite the new addition to the family.

Once he understands that gaining a brother doesn’t mean losing anything, he may view the situation positively, separating it from the negativity of the pandemic.

Here are parenting tips to assist you during this adjustment period and how would you support your child:

  • Schedule one-on-one time: Dedicate time exclusively for your older son, reassuring him that there’s enough love and affection for everyone.
  • Explain the candle metaphor: Illustrate your love for both children using a lit candle, showing that the brightness of one doesn’t diminish when the other enters your heart.
  • Be more communicative: Acknowledge your busy schedule and, when one-on-one time is challenging, express anticipation for the next special moment. This verbal reassurance boosts his self-worth and emphasizes your love.

In your situation, Bad Timing, your strong-willed son’s expression of need signals a strong foundation in your relationship. Embrace these moments for growth and connection.

Love and Blessings,
Katherine

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Nurturing Through Words: The Art of Compassionate Communication in Parenting

With President’s Weekend upon us in the United States, it’s an opportune moment to delve into the essence of communication. Whether steering a household or a country, exceptional leadership finds its roots in effective communication.

A timeless biblical verse resonates, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” underscoring the profound impact words hold. The Conscious Parenting Revolution places a pivotal emphasis on the Art of Compassionate Communication. Within our core teachings, we empower parents and children alike with methods and tools for listening with love and speaking from the heart, fostering the repair of family relationships.

Central to our conscious parenting philosophy is the practice of supportive communication. This approach aims to uplift rather than tear down, irrespective of the circumstances — be it calm or stressful, charged or joyful.

For those moments when words seem elusive in communicating with your children, consider integrating some basic conscious parenting language for effective and nurturing communication.

Situation: You’re caught in an argument or a tense circumstance.
CPR Language: Instead of “You always” or “You never,” say “It seems/feels.”

When faced with a potential argument, take a step back. Rather than accusatory statements like “You never clean your room,” opt for a less aggressive approach such as “It seems that you’re having a hard time keeping your room tidy.” The shift from absolutes like “never” and “always” helps foster an open dialogue, encouraging your child to express the root of the issue.

Situation: A celebratory occasion, such as your child receiving high grades at school.
CPR Language: Instead of, “You’re so smart,” say, “Congratulations! I admire how hard you worked on that!”

Emphasizing acknowledgement over praise is a communication method we advocate. Rather than praising intelligence or appearance, celebrate the effort with statements like “Congratulations! I admire how hard you worked on that!” Acknowledgement fosters a connection to their own sense of accomplishment, promoting self-awareness.

 

Situation: Your child exhibited bad behavior.
CPR Language: Instead of, “As punishment you’ll…,” say, “Can you tell me what made you act/react in this way?”

Addressing bad behavior requires understanding its root. Instead of resorting to punishment, inquire about the cause. Was there a misunderstanding or an unmet need? This approach facilitates finding solutions together, emphasizing connection over judgment.

Situation: Describing your kid’s behavior.
CPR Language: Instead of, “You’re a mess,” say, “You made a mess.”

Distinguish between describing behavior and labeling the child. Use non-blameful descriptions to avoid undermining self-confidence or self-love. “You made a mess” focuses on the action, steering clear of negative labels.

Situation: You lost your temper/lashed out/made a mistake.
CPR Language: “I’m sorry.”

Contrary to traditional parenting beliefs, apologizing to children acknowledges our humanity. Saying “I’m sorry” communicates accountability and sets the stage for mending and healing.

In the realm of conscious parenting, words wield the power to bring comfort or devastation, joy or pain. Let us strive to communicate with our children using the love and compassion they inherently deserve. And finally, it’s essential to reflect on the question: How do you practice compassionate communication?

Love and Blessings,
Katherine

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From Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day: A Journey of Love and Tradition

Happy Valentine’s Day from CPR!

Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14th, holds a special place in the heart of many, including myself. Fond memories flood back of dressing my children in red and sending them off to school with cards for each classmate in hand. The vibrant energy, adorned decorations, and the ethos of spreading love resonate deeply with me. Transitioning seamlessly from the joyous festivities of Chinese New Year to Valentine’s Day has always been a delight!

For my fellow Conscious Parents in the US or EU, you may not be aware that the final day of the Chinese Lunar New Year mirrors the spirit of Valentine’s Day in many ways. In Hong Kong, where I’ve lived as an expat for over 30 years, young women stroll through neighborhoods, admiring the array of decorative lanterns, hoping to find a sweetheart amidst the post-New Year celebrations. The cherished traditions of this holiday continue to hold a special place in my heart.

Valentine’s Day presents an opportunity for families to forge their own traditions and to practice the art of meeting one another with love. During this season, I often find myself reflecting on the timeless message conveyed by Marshall Rosenberg’s rendition of “See Me Beautiful.” His heartfelt plea for love despite imperfections resonates deeply with the parenting journey we embark upon. Let us celebrate not only the unconditional love shared with our significant others but also the love extended to our children, families, and communities.

See me beautiful, look for the best in me
That’s what I really am and all I want to be
It may take some time
It may be hard to find
But see me beautiful
See me beautiful, each and every day

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s also a time to exchange heartfelt valentine’s day gifts and share tender valentine’s day messages with our loved ones, further strengthening the bonds of affection and appreciation.

May these holidays serve as a reminder to embrace new beginnings and to recognize the beauty within each individual.

From the depths of my heart, wherever you may be in the world: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love and Blessings,
Katherine

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Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

 

Leading the Healthcare Innovation Frontier

In the rapidly evolving landscape of healthcare, Jeff Cline stands out as a visionary leader, pioneering innovative solutions and resources to navigate the complex system. As an expert in Medicare Helpline & Health Care, Cline understands the importance of providing accessible and reliable information to individuals seeking guidance on their healthcare options.

With a keen focus on Healthcare Innovation, Cline is at the forefront of developing new approaches to address the challenges facing the industry. Through his work, he is reshaping the way healthcare is delivered, leveraging technology and data to improve outcomes and enhance patient experiences.

Cline’s commitment to providing comprehensive Healthcare Resources is evident in his creation of a robust Healthcare Directory, offering a centralized hub for individuals to access information on providers, services, and support networks. This resource empowers patients to make informed decisions about their care, leading to better health outcomes.

As a recognized Healthcare Innovator, Cline has earned a reputation for his forward-thinking strategies and solutions. His ability to anticipate industry trends and adapt to changing landscapes positions him as a trusted advisor and partner in navigating the complexities of healthcare.

Through initiatives such as the Medicare Supplements Insurance program and the 1-800-MEDIGAP Medigap Helpline, Cline is dedicated to helping individuals understand their options and find the coverage that best meets their needs. By offering personalized assistance and guidance, he ensures that everyone has access to the resources they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare coverage.

Cline’s role as a Medicare (Non-Govermental – Licensed Agent) Private Help advocate underscores his commitment to empowering individuals to take control of their healthcare journey. Whether through one-on-one consultations or educational outreach efforts, he remains steadfast in his mission to provide support and guidance every step of the way.

In conclusion, Jeff Cline‘s leadership and innovation in the field of healthcare are unparalleled. His dedication to improving access, quality, and affordability make him a true pioneer in the industry, and his contributions continue to shape the future of healthcare for generations to come.

HOW WILL AI IMPACT HEALTHCARE and most businesses?

The Transformative Impact of AI on Healthcare

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize the healthcare industry, offering unprecedented opportunities to improve patient outcomes, streamline processes, and enhance overall efficiency. From diagnosis to treatment, AI is transforming every aspect of healthcare delivery, ushering in a new era of innovation and possibility.

Diagnostic Advancements: One of the most significant contributions of AI to healthcare is its ability to analyze vast amounts of data with remarkable speed and accuracy. AI-powered diagnostic tools can assist healthcare professionals in identifying diseases and conditions earlier, often before symptoms manifest. This early detection not only improves patient outcomes but also reduces the burden on healthcare systems by enabling more targeted and timely interventions.

Personalized Treatment Plans: AI algorithms can analyze patient data, including genetic information, medical history, and lifestyle factors, to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs. By leveraging predictive analytics, AI can identify the most effective interventions for specific patients, minimizing trial and error and optimizing treatment outcomes.

Enhanced Imaging and Analysis: AI algorithms are revolutionizing medical imaging by enhancing image quality, reducing interpretation errors, and accelerating diagnosis. Deep learning algorithms can analyze medical images such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans with remarkable precision, aiding radiologists in detecting abnormalities and making more accurate diagnoses.

Predictive Analytics and Preventive Care: AI-powered predictive analytics can forecast disease trends, identify high-risk populations, and recommend preventive measures to mitigate health risks. By analyzing vast datasets encompassing patient demographics, environmental factors, and clinical variables, AI can identify patterns and trends that may indicate future health outcomes, enabling proactive interventions to prevent disease progression.

Streamlined Administrative Processes: AI automation technologies can streamline administrative tasks such as appointment scheduling, billing, and medical coding, reducing administrative burden and allowing healthcare professionals to focus more on patient care. Natural language processing (NLP) algorithms can also enhance communication between healthcare providers and patients, improving information exchange and patient engagement.

Drug Discovery and Development: AI algorithms are accelerating the drug discovery and development process by analyzing vast datasets to identify potential drug candidates, predict drug interactions, and optimize treatment regimens. By leveraging machine learning algorithms, researchers can expedite the identification of promising compounds, significantly reducing the time and cost associated with bringing new drugs to market.

Ethical Considerations and Challenges: While AI holds tremendous promise for improving healthcare, it also raises important ethical considerations and challenges. Issues such as data privacy, algorithm bias, and accountability must be carefully addressed to ensure that AI technologies are deployed responsibly and equitably, without exacerbating existing disparities in healthcare access and quality.

In conclusion, AI is poised to revolutionize healthcare by enhancing diagnostic accuracy, personalizing treatment approaches, optimizing operational efficiency, and accelerating medical innovation. By leveraging the power of AI, healthcare professionals can improve patient outcomes, advance medical knowledge, and transform the delivery of care for the betterment of society as a whole.

What safeguards should you put in place as a business?

Implementing safeguards is crucial for protecting your business, its assets, and its stakeholders from various risks and threats. Here are some key safeguards that businesses should put in place:

  1. Cybersecurity Measures: Protect your digital assets and sensitive information by implementing robust cybersecurity measures. This includes using firewalls, encryption, antivirus software, and intrusion detection systems to safeguard against cyber threats such as malware, phishing attacks, and data breaches.
  2. Data Protection Policies: Develop and enforce comprehensive data protection policies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data. Implement measures such as access controls, data encryption, regular data backups, and secure data storage practices to mitigate the risk of data loss or unauthorized access.
  3. Employee Training and Awareness: Provide regular training and awareness programs to educate employees about cybersecurity best practices, data protection policies, and potential security threats. Encourage employees to practice good security hygiene, such as using strong passwords, being cautious of suspicious emails, and reporting security incidents promptly.
  4. Physical Security Measures: Implement physical security measures to protect your business premises, equipment, and assets from theft, vandalism, or unauthorized access. This may include installing security cameras, access control systems, alarm systems, and security guards to monitor and secure your facilities.
  5. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning: Develop comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure that your business can quickly recover from disruptions such as natural disasters, cyber attacks, or equipment failures. This may involve creating backup systems, offsite data storage, and contingency plans to minimize downtime and maintain essential business operations.
  6. Compliance with Regulations and Standards: Stay compliant with relevant regulations, industry standards, and best practices to mitigate legal and regulatory risks. This includes complying with data protection regulations such as GDPR or HIPAA, industry-specific standards, and security frameworks such as ISO 27001.
  7. Vendor and Supply Chain Management: Assess the security practices of your vendors and partners to ensure that they meet your security standards and requirements. Implement vendor risk management processes, conduct regular security assessments, and establish contractual agreements to hold vendors accountable for maintaining security standards.
  8. Incident Response Plan: Develop a comprehensive incident response plan to effectively respond to security incidents and breaches. Define roles and responsibilities, establish communication protocols, and outline the steps to contain, investigate, and mitigate security incidents in a timely manner.
  9. Regular Security Audits and Assessments: Conduct regular security audits, assessments, and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your security defenses. Use the findings to remediate vulnerabilities, strengthen security controls, and continuously improve your security posture.
  10. Executive Oversight and Governance: Establish executive oversight and governance structures to ensure that security is prioritized at the highest levels of the organization. Assign responsibility for security oversight to designated individuals or committees, and ensure that security initiatives are aligned with business objectives and risk management strategies.

By implementing these safeguards, businesses can better protect themselves against a wide range of risks and threats, safeguard their assets and stakeholders, and maintain the trust and confidence of customers, partners, and regulators just ask our Healthcare AI & Innovation GURU Jeff Cline @ 972-eighthundered-6670!

 

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A Tapestry of Stories: A Journey Through Black History Month 2024

February marks the observance of Black History Month or African American History Month, providing an opportunity to spotlight, honor, and commemorate the remarkable contributions made by the Black community to science, the arts, politics, and social justice.

Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King exemplify the transformative power of non-violent conflict resolution, their lives serving as ongoing inspiration and guiding lights for our collective journey.

The trio of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, celebrated in the film Hidden Figures, played pivotal roles in the historic launch of John Glenn into orbit, showcasing the brilliance and resilience of Black women in the face of adversity.

In understanding why we celebrate Black History Month, it becomes evident that it is a time to acknowledge and appreciate the profound impact Black individuals have had throughout history.

Moreover, why celebrating Black History Month is important lies in recognizing the often-overlooked achievements and contributions, fostering a deeper understanding of the diverse and rich tapestry that is American history.

In 2021, the nation witnessed the historic inauguration of its first Black vice president, a woman with a significant background as a former district attorney of San Francisco, attorney general, and junior US Senator from California.

Moreover, the inauguration featured the poignant recitation of “The Hill We Climb” by twenty-two-year-old Amanda Gorman, making her the youngest inaugural poet ever. Her poem served as a powerful call for unity, collaboration, and togetherness among the American people, resonating with its promise of hope and encouragement.

Born in the heart of the Deep South during the civil rights movement in New Orleans, La., I hold a belief that addressing racial harm requires truth, accountability, and, hopefully, reconciliation. Engaging in the necessary and difficult conversations is crucial for progress.

As Amanda Gorman eloquently stated on December 29, 2021:

“There is always light.
If only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Love and Blessings,
Katherine

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Embracing Tranquility: A Guide to Dealing with Anxiety in Parenthood

Recall the moments when your child, just a baby, might have accidentally bumped their head on the crib or got startled awake by a loud noise? Those seconds felt like an eternity as you anxiously awaited that unmistakable gulp for air, typically followed by a piercing cry.

Breathing — the most intrinsic and involuntary function we perform as human beings. Every living creature, regardless of size, breathes. It’s the essence of life, a reflex as natural as your heart beating in your chest.

Despite being essential, we often take breathing for granted.

Recent studies by the Harvard Business Review and Yale News highlight effective ways to cope with anxiety and stop feeling anxious through SKY Breath Meditation, a breathing modality that activates the parasympathetic nervous system — the brain’s region responsible for rational thinking, providing a sense of calm, and restoring balance during stressful situations. Participants in both studies reported improved well-being and mental health after just two days of practicing these methods.

Drawing from a decade of training in SKY Breath Meditation, I can affirm that breath serves a purpose beyond oxygen supply. The way we breathe significantly influences our emotions and perception of the world.

If you’ve been grappling with stress, depression, or feeling overwhelmed — be it due to current events, the holiday season, or your child’s insistence on playing “Baby Shark” endlessly — know that you’re not alone.

Here are specific ways to cope with anxiety and stop feeling anxious (share these with your child too!):

  • Deeper inhales and longer exhales: When stress hits, consciously focus on deep inhales and long exhales. Count to 4 for inhales and 8 for exhales. It’s like a reset button for the fog in your mind.
  • Quick, light stretching: Amid work deadlines and a growing pile of laundry, take 5 minutes for a quick stretch break. Activities like a yoga sun salutation get your blood flowing with good oxygen, providing relief from stress.
  • Carve out time for meditation: Even 2 minutes in a quiet spot can make a significant difference. Focus on deep breathing, and you’ll feel the positive effects.

Learning to control your breath is a powerful way to deal with anxiety and how to stop feeling anxious, alleviating stress and filling yourself with positive energy. You not only gain more control over yourself but also set a valuable example of self-care for your children.

Supportive breathing is just one technique for becoming the parent you aspire to be. For a comprehensive parenting transformation, consider exploring the 90 Day Parenting Reset Program.

Love and Blessings,
Katherine

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