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New team members, wine country and free groups, oh my!

June 30, 2020


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Happy Summer Friends – Believe me, I know it’s not all bright and cheery – as I type this, COVID rates are up (Come on! Please wear your masks friends!), our nation is facing a long-overdue dismantling of systemic racism, and parents (not to mention teachers and our kids) are barely recovering from distance learning. 

Amidst everything, I’m continuing to look for ways to serve you, my community of parents, teachers and professionals (and those of you that wear all the hats). Here are some important things I’ve been up to….

  1. We hired a new administrative coordinator for our team – meet Sammy Magaña. Sammy exudes energy and she’s an absolute delight to work with on all things newsletter, social media and other tasks we’re overwhelmed with on team Dr. Amy. Here’s a picture of our team on a zoom meeting recently:  


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2. We’re hosting a 2-day intensive for teachers in August. If you’re a teacher or know a teacher who needs 2 days in wine country to engage in self-care and learn with a community of colleagues about how to build resilience in students, I sure hope you join us! We’re doing yoga, drinking wine, become resilience-building champions and creating an amazingly strong community! Sign up here!

3. Third and not the least important – we’re building a new, free online group for parents on Facebook. It’s called Parenting with Intention and you can join here. Parenting with Intention will inform me about how to create meaningful resources for parents, but even if you never take the course, I want this community for all of you! To that end, we hosted a focus group last week because I truly wanted to know how to best serve all of you! Thank you to those of you who joined – it meant so much to me! Here are a few snippets of what I learned……

  • You want a community of like-minded parents where you can say, “this is hard for me” and not feel shame.

  • You need practical, useful tools to implement.

  • You want help around discipline, disrespect, teen worlds, consistency and setting limits.

  • You want ways to connect with your kids.

  • You want peer support from other parents. 

  • You DON’T want to be asked to journal….HA!

  • You DON’T want to read one more book with impractical advice.

  • You DON’T want to read books at all, really.

  • You want expert advice.

  • You want humor and transparency. 

  • What else??? This group is for you, by you and will hopefully lead to amazing things! 

That’s it from my neck of the woods here at the farm…. Oh, did you need one more picture of what goes on around the farm? Here you go – my daughter with some foster kittens.


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Can’t wait to see you in our new, free FB group. Join now!   

Dr. Amy


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