Every parent wants the best for their child. What’s harder to determine is where the line between good, supportive child rearing ends and obsessive, hover-parenting begins. Few topics blur that line more than education.Read More
If you’ve ever had the experience of being “the only one” growing up, you live in fear of a certain day. Well, several days, but the first occurs when your child becomes conscious of their difference and expresses insecurity about it.Read More
About three months ago, I traded my wife in for a roommate. I didn’t have much choice, actually. She found a new man who has been taking all of her time. So, I packed up my most important belonging and moved in with the girl down the hall.Read More
Parenthood is illuminating for any number of reasons, many of which have nothing to do with the child. It shines a light on the parents’ personalities, on the nature of their relationship (if two partners are involved), and on the culture of their society.Read More
If someone asked you to describe your lifestyle, do you think you would use words like satisfying, healthy, and balanced? If you fall short in any of those categories, chances are you’re neglecting some important self-care practices.Read More
I almost never use an alarm, except for rare and unpleasant occasions like an early morning flight out of SFO. Yet, two weeks from now, I’ll be heading to bed early (which is a minor death for me), and setting the clock app on my phone for a 4:00am wake-up.Read More
What are you doing these days to feed your soul? With technology being what it is, many of us tend to think in terms of how much we can accomplish and how quickly it can be done. To make sure you don’t neglect your spiritual side, here are some simple and effective mental and physical routines which can help tend your inner being.Read More
Catherine here! It seems like forever since I’ve last stepped foot at Community Well. Actually it has been awhile. I’ve recently transitioned from working full-time at a CBO in San Francisco to being a full-time graduate student. Has it been an adjustment?Read More
To illustrate the need for what we do, we’d like to share Mari’s story. Mari was introduced to Community Well at our 1st Annual Kids’ Clothing Swap in 2015. She heard of us through word of mouth and wanted to attend an event to get a feel for what Community Well was.Read More
There’s no denying that sleeping during the day is a bit harder than at night. Not only are our bodies conditioned to rest when the sun goes down, it’s often hard to sleep thinking about all the things you could be doing in the sunshine.Read More
Everyone wants to be the healthiest possible version of themselves, but making that a reality is hard to do. In a world where convenience rules and spare time is hard to come by, it’s so much easier to cruise through a drive-through than spend an hour cooking dinner.Read More
Spring may have officially arrived, but plenty of communities are still dealing with blustery winter weather, and may continue to well into the months when we usually welcome warmer temperatures. For lots of folks, this means that their beloved outdoor exercise routines are going to have to stay on hold for a while longer.
Not to worry, though. There are plenty of ways to keep your exercise routine on track...Read More
I experienced that wonderful ‘light bulb moment,’ a surge of happiness moved all
throughout my body. I arrived in myself again, neutral gaze, sitting peacefully
simultaneously aware and unaware.