Family Wellness

Family Wellness explores ways travel can boost our health and happiness but also how to bring the magic of a vacation into our daily lives at home. We have interviewed anxiety expert Lynn Lyons and sex educator and comic storyteller Cindy Pierce.

Heavy family baggage: what are you carrying?

Heavy family baggage: what are you carrying?

Getting away isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes it bolsters the strength to solve problems, work it out, or face truths. There are real stories of real families behind every picture at Luxe Recess. While exploring the best family-friendly luxury hotels and resorts, there are numerous pictures of incredible design, spectacular views, and delicious plates. Travel and travel planning have ...

Can You Spoil Kids With Travel?

Can You Spoil Kids With Travel?

This Christmas, we surprised my children with a day at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom while I checked out the newly renovated rooms at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin for a feature. I thought through how to surprise them and tied a large Mylar dolphin balloon to a beautiful glass swan Christmas ornament. I set the camera ...

3 ways travel can prevent anxiety & depression in kids

3 ways travel can prevent anxiety & depression in kids

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Are your children at risk of anxiety and depression? Psychotherapist and anxiety specialist Lynn Lyons discusses the three key traits most commonly found in children who will develop issues with anxiety and, later, depression. Lynn describes how every trip a family takes can be an opportunity to help build the three necessary skills for your children to thrive. And she'll ...

Managing Flying Anxiety in Families

Managing Flying Anxiety in Families

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The Fear of Flying Flying anxiety can really cramp a family's vacation fun. Lynn Lyons talks with Robin Hutson of Luxe Recess about how parents should manage a family's language around flying and traveling anxiety. Whether the parents or children exhibit fear of flying, parents must avoid catastrophic language when communicating with their children and never offer certainty for comfort. Lynn ...

Tales from Southwest Airlines

Tales from Southwest Airlines

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Last weekend I headed home on a crowded Southwest flight, squished between a large middle-aged man wearing headphones and a little elderly woman who needed help fastening her seat belt. I was tired and had been away from my family for what felt like weeks, so I'm not sure exactly how our conversation began, but for the next ...