Unwinding Well

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Unwinding Well – physical recovery, personal growth and emotional peace of mind

Families who have a child with special needs regularly look for respite opportunities. Today respite means time spent away from caregiving responsibilities, while:

  • Providing appropriate care and supervision to protect that person’s safety in the absence of a family member
  • Relieving family members from the constant responsibility of providing care
  • Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member

But, what if there could be more than respite? Could Unwinding Well take respite to another level of relief of both the physical stresses, AND, the emotional stresses of caregiving?

Unwinding Well means having more family fun activates, having stress-free vacations, every family member having friends they enjoy, and every family member pursuing areas of self-interest in addition to their caregiving responsibilities. This physical and emotional ‘unwinding’ provides inner peace, a state where our mind performs at an optimal level with a positive outcomeof contentment. Begin your FamilyEQResource Builder to discover ways you and your family can Unwind Well.

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The Bully Within

We have met the enemy and he is us! Pogo, a cartoon by Walt Kelly Research on bullies’ shows that people with a delay or disability are often picked on. At FamilyEQ we cooperate with schools and organizations to prevent and reduce bullying. While childhood bullies are real, many of us struggle with a form […]

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Families that Play together, Stay Together!

Are you surprised at this title? Were you expecting something else like, the family that prays together stays together? That is also true. However, the notion that PLAY together is good for family harmony is rare. It came as a shock to me to learn that table games at home can be such a healthy […]

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The 12 Steps for Daily Living – Resolving Problems and Gaining Peace

What are the things in your life that constantly cause you relationship problems? Anger about your circumstances? Fear of trying something new to overcome a life challenge? Bitterness that a nagging problem never seems to get resolved? Jealousy and lust that others appear to have more than we do? These feelings are common to the […]

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10 Minute Mental Fixer Upper – Simple Step to Reduce Stress

Study after study shows that prayer and meditation lead to a healthier emotional, spiritual, and physical life.  Just a few minutes a day can help with facing a new day or unwinding at the end of the day. This Prayer/Meditation uses YAWNS to facilitate peace Get Comfortable Purposely Yawn as many times as you like Breathe Deeply […]

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