Anxiety All Around: How we can help our kids and ourselves calm down and connect.

December 16, 2014
Hosted by Jennifer Wren Tolo RN, MA

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Anxiety is becoming a prevalent phenomenon in our world today. Parents are talking about it, schools and teachers are talking about it and even kids are commenting about theses feelings of being overwhelmed and "nervous" or "stressed". What many of us adults do not truly grasp is how we are contributing to and exacerbating these normal, functional feelings in our kids. Psychotherapist, Lynn Lyons, will join me to discuss her book, "Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children"", and offer us some insight into what we, as adults, do to enhance anxiety, recommendation of what to do instead and how we can help our children and self manage these normal emotions in order to lead healthy, empowered and productive lives.

Spread Your Wings and Fly into Health

Spread Your Wings and Fly into Health

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Spread Your Wings and Fly into Health is a show bringing topics most families and health minded people are talking about into a public forum with expert insight and research related to the topics. Our show discusses an array of topics from nutrition, exercise, stress management, health care and disease management as well as how to navigate the tricky dynamic of family and children. Our show is relatable and connecting to most adults, parents and even teens. Our show topics are inspired by real life, real people and real situations. This show offers various perspectives and experiences up to you in order to relate, reflect and reveal the paths towards individualized health and well-being.

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Jennifer Wren Tolo RN, MA

Jennifer Wren Tolo RN, MA

Jennifer Wren Tolo is a mother of four boys living with her family in Essex, Massachusetts. Jen is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Arts degree in nursing administration from New York University. She has a background in critical care having worked in several Intensive Care Units as both a staff nurse and a nursing supervisor. Through her children, she experienced the other side of health care. One son had a stroke at birth and subsequently has ADHD and learning disabilities. Another son had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is through these experiences with health care and seeing food’s impact on health that led her to change her path to a more holistic and integrative approach towards wellness. She became a Reiki master, an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified Holistic Health Counselor through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2008, Jennifer started Butterfly Family Wellness to help families discover their way to health through whole person focused care and lifestyle management. She teaches fitness and cooking classes for adults and children, and leads dynamic and integrative school and community workshops related to mind/body management, health and nutrition. Jen is a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the American Holistic Nursing Association.

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Episode Directory

December 2014

  • 12/16/2014: Anxiety All Around: How we can help our kids and ourselves calm down and connect. Listen Now
  • 12/9/2014: Yoga for Healing: Do you know your chakras and how they relate to your body and health? Listen Now
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