I Can’t Do It Alone – Cara Zara Hula Hoop Performance at Romare Bearden Park

Yours truly performing at Romare Bearden Park Saturday May 7th at 2pm. But I, Cara Zara, “Can’t Do It Alone.” You definitely won’t want to miss my final “act of desperation” for Romare Jazz Fest. Free fun for the family: magic, face painting, balloon artists, caricatures, and of course Hula-Hoops 🙂  

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD

Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference. When speaking to traumatized children inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD, Dr. Heather Forkey, a pediatrician at University of Massachusetts MemorialContinue reading “How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD”

Lifelong Impacts of Childhood Trauma

Big Think and the Mental Health Channel are proud to launch Big Thinkers on Mental Health, a new series dedicated to open discussion of anxiety, depression, and the many other psychological disorders that affect millions worldwide. The Adverse Childhood Study found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5000% more likely to attempt suicide,Continue reading “Lifelong Impacts of Childhood Trauma”

Handling Bullies: 3 Nevers

This 1987 commercial with the tag line “Never let them see you sweat” is cool advice in general – but especially when dealing with a bully. Below is the original commercial and here’s how you can change the words to make it fit bullying:

Taking the pressure off sports competition

from: KidsHealth.org Sports are a great way to have fun and stay active. Kids have lots of choices about which sports to do and whether to compete in sports or just play them for fun. One kid might be happy to shoot baskets at the park, whereas another kid may prefer being on a basketballContinue reading “Taking the pressure off sports competition”