Helping 8-13 year old kids regain their creativity, confidence & calm.
Hi, I'm Lindsay!
I founded TheStressNanny.com to help people like you make it through the aftermath of your hardest moments. Life is full of experiences that are challenging to cope with and for every stress we face there are consequences for our physical and emotional health. Oftentimes we want to handle problems on our own but that leads to burnout and overwhelm. I know because I've been there. Through years of infertility, autoimmune disease, overwork and loss, I took my physical and emotional health to the breaking point.
I spent seven years and thousands and thousands of dollars learning how to recover from the impact of stressful experiences.
I learned that it takes time, space and support to recover from stressful experiences and that simple self-care and intentional habits can go a long way to lessen the impact of future stress on the body and mind. It's much easier to learn those habits from someone else than it is to figure them out on your own. I also learned that children bear the burden of our stress when, as their caregivers, we don't have the support we need. I focus on helping women and children recover from stress because when parents and kids have the tools of stress recovery they see dramatic improvements in physical and mental health, emotional well-being, and family relationships.
That's why each week on my podcast, blog, newsletter, social media, online courses, and coaching calls I use my life experience, research, and numerous certifications to teach women and children easy and practical tools to recover from stressful experiences and build resilience for navigating the future.
Taking a mindful approach to stress allows us to incorporate habits that support connection, emotional well-being and physical health. Here are a few ways I can support you during your time of stress:
Mindful Wellness Course
Weekly class with guidance, inspiration & support
Tools to help you stress less
Habits and playful mindfulness activities to help families navigate stressful experiences.
Kids Wellness Coaching
Habits and playful mindfulness activities to help kids navigate stressful experiences.
People who undergo multiple stressful events in one year have a higher incidence of illness than those who don't.
Self-care, healthy habits and support are crucial if you are experiencing highly stressful events.
Without them, stress is likely to snowball and become worse.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Working with Kids
I wasn't sure how my 10 year old daughter would respond to mindfulness lessons. She can be set in her ways but I knew she would benefit from them. At first she was hesitant. I told her she could skip a day of piano practice if she tried it. She loves it now. After one lesson she walked around the house playing calm music for all of us!
Working with Kids
Before working with Lindsay my 13 year old son had a hard time looking people in the eyes and engaging in conversation. Had feelings of anxiety and depression. Was withdrawn and often hit and yelled at his brother. Was not confident in himself and was failing most of his classes.
After working with Lindsay he seems happier. His grades are all A’s and B’s. He has tools to help him feel and process his emotions. He is able to communicate his needs more effectively. Has a healthy relationship with his brother. She has taught him to empower himself.
Working with Kids
Our 9 year old daughter used the breathing chart after Lindsay taught her about being a mindfulness superhero. After filling the chart she came out and said "I like doing the breathing to get prizes but I also like that it helps me fall asleep without being scared."