Required Mental Health Education in Florida Schools

Last week was sweet for me. I was a guest at the biannual meeting of the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS) put together by the Florida Department of Education, and while I was participating and immersing in the latest data on Social Emotional Learning,...
Brain Awareness Month: A Week of Learning and Growth

Brain Awareness Month: A Week of Learning and Growth

This past week I have had the honor and privilege of attending two phenomenal conferences; one to learn about HeartMath and the second, the 2019 Summer Academy hosted by the Florida Department of Education. These two conferences provided me with a wealth of priceless...
Violence Prevention with Emotional Literacy

Violence Prevention with Emotional Literacy

When we send our children off to school everyday, we do so thinking about their future. We take great care is selecting their school, the people that surround them, the books they read and the media they consume, all in the hopes of securing for them a bright future...
Love, Luck and Emotional Literacy

Love, Luck and Emotional Literacy

“I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” Thomas Jefferson Love is a many splendored thing… Love is a battlefield… All you need is Love. Love has been the perennial topic of scholars and poets alike since time began, and it is undoubtedly a crucial...
Florida Healthy Teen Relationship Month

Florida Healthy Teen Relationship Month

The month of love is declared Florida Healthy Teen Relationship Month by governor Ron DeSantis. Recently, I was watching a TV show with my 15-year-old daughter in which the boyfriend of one of the female characters called her a piece of trash (and a bit more). The...