Healthcare Transition and Medical Self-Advocacy

When young people turn 18, a lot happens. Adult responsibilities and decisions can feel scary and confusing for the unprepared. Becoming responsible for medical care is part of growing up, and that process is so critical that there’s a specific name for it: healthcare transition. For example, at age 18 a young adult is responsible Read More

How to Cultivate Resilience like a Starfish

Starfish are masters at letting turmoil wash around them. They are also excellent models of resilience. This short video uses imagery from the sea and provides a strategy to get grounded, steady the breath, and cultivate four key aspects of resilience: purpose, connection, adaptability, and hope. Become present and let thinking float away as you Read More

Breathe Mindfully and Give Your Favorite Stuffy a Ride

Even young children can become grounded and calm if breathing with intention is fun and accessible to them. This short video features two young models showing how they give their stuffed animals a ride while they breathe into and out of their tummies. Have your child choose a comfortable place to lie down and place Read More

Body Sensing Meditation for Help with Sleep

Anxiety around bedtime is a struggle for many people of all ages. Whether the challenge is to fall asleep or stay asleep, worry doesn’t make getting enough zees any easier. Here is a strategy for calming that uses a body scanning strategy combined with breath awareness. Parents might share this practice out loud to help Read More

Why Supporting PAVE is Important

It’s true, we have been finding our way since we closed our main office since March 23rd.  Each day, we are adjusting our life-work balance while many are supporting their children with their education and medical needs at home.    All of our staff bring their lived experience as parents, family members, siblings, and community allies with them Read More