In many ways, children’s lives are more stressful than ever before. The constant distraction of high-tech gadgets, increasingly heavy homework loads and busy activity schedules all contribute to a rise in childhood anxiety. Many parents struggle to identify the problem: 44 percent of youth have sleeping difficulties related to anxiety and stress, but only 13 percent of those children’s parents are aware of the root of the problem.
Anxiety can also rear its ugly head in the form of stomachaches, behavioural issues and headaches. So how can parents help? If you’re concern... keep reading
Writing is scary. It means exposure – putting ourselves out there to be judged, criticized, mocked, ignored, enjoyed, learned from and admired. And it’s not only what we have to say that makes us anxious; we also worry about how we say it. We are afraid that our ideas aren’t original enough. That someone else has already done it better. That our style is bland. That our jokes are lame. Really, there is so much to fear about writing, it’s practically a miracle that anyone has ever managed to publish anything.
We are so excited to announce the support of Dr. Shefali Tsabary for Michele Kambolis’ forthcoming book Generation Stressed: Play-Based Tools to Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety.
Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist specializing in family dynamics and personal development. She is also a keynote speaker, the founder of Global Inner Disarmament and a multi-award winning author. Her books, The Conscious Parent – Transformation Ourselves, Empowering Our Children and Out of Control – Why Disciplining Yo... keep reading
We love to share positive feedback on LifeTree Media’s books, and we’re beyond excited that our first-ever release has attracted the support of actress, author and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, best known for her roles as Amy Farrah Fowler on the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory and Blossom Russo on the 1990s sitcom Blossom.
Mayim is the author of Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the Attachmen... keep reading
Every author would love to plop the words “bestselling author” alongside his or her name. But what does this term really mean? The definitions of a “bestseller” are changing in the age of digital publishing.
The New York Times is the gold standard of bestseller lists in North America but recently, more authors are citi... keep reading
Chloe Belanger is just around the corner from graduating with her bachelor of Arts/Communication at Capilano University in North Vancouver. She has a passion for the protection and preservation of the natural environment, organic living and making the world a better place any way she can. She has recently joined the LifeTree Media team as the newest intern and can’t wait to get started.
Chloe, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a bit of a kid at heart. I believe it is important to experience life to the fullest rather than just let it pass day by day. I lov... keep reading
Social media is a fantastic way for non-fiction authors to reach their readers, receive feedback, and spread the word about their books. In fact, these days it’s imperative. But it can feel overwhelming and forced if it’s not a natural part of your life, or if you’re uncomfortably aware that you’re there to promote yourself. Social networks that run 24/7 and the sheer amount of information available can make it seem impossible to get your voice heard and make authentic connections. However, with a few tricks from the pros, you too can make your social media networks ... keep reading
In a recent Fast Company article, Deepak Chopra stated that “wealth is nothing other than abundance consciousness.” In our lives, we are constantly bombarded with different ideas about what “success” is. Admittedly, the definition of success is different from person to person, but for many of us, this term is associated directly with financial gain. This means that we climb hard and we climb fast from the moment we step on to the botto... keep reading
When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. January is the time that people are looking to make positive changes in their lives; they want to quit smoking, lose weight, exercise more, and generally be happier. It’s a time of personal inventory; a time to come face to face with oneself and ma... keep reading