When “Normal” Doesn’t Feel Right

When “Normal” Doesn’t Feel Right

Given the recent devastation, loss, and confusion for many of us in the Santa Barbara area, it’s hard to imagine getting back into “normal” life. Here are some reminders to help: 1. Go easy on yourself; practice self compassion. One way to do this is by...
Helping Children Cope with Trauma

Helping Children Cope with Trauma

As I continue to hear stories of loss and trauma – many involving children – and listen to the helicopters fly above transporting people to our hospital, I wanted to offer 10 quick reminders of how we can talk to children about disasters. 1. Be present...