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Probably the number one search query that leads people to my site is a variation on “how do I teach mindfulness to kids?” Which is FANTASTIC because our children need mindfulness. We ask them to pay attention! and calm down! … and we don’t really teach them how to actually DO either of those things! […]
We talk a lot about finding balance. Entire books and magazines and websites are dedicated to finding balance. We want to slow down, have more time with our families, and more time for ourselves and our self-care. We want to do less and be more. All the while lowering our debt and getting stronger and eating better […]
Are the cries of “I’m bored!!!” getting to you? Check out this list of 10 mindful activities you can do with your kids during the dog days of summer!
What if we took a break from meanness & judgy-ness? What if we shared kindness & empathy in our Facebook feed? What if we realized we’re really all the same?
I love to dance ~ I danced in a performance group in college and I really missed dancing once I moved on to “real life.” Several years ago I was happy to discover that the dance studios my daughter attended also offered Moms’ classes. Awesome! Until I discovered that my new class would include tap. […]
Does parenting sometimes feel like “All Joy and No Fun,” as Jennifer Senior describes it? Find out how ancient wisdom can help modern parents!
Think you’ll never find time for yourself? Well, you might be right…
“In the real world your … brain actively writes words on every single person or image you see. And the words and phrases that [y]our brain write[s] on people, projects, and goals … change not only your perspective but your motivation, engagement, and creativity.” Shawn Achor, Before Happiness What are YOU writing? What’s YOUR story? […]
Go see Inside Out. And then read this list of activities to do and conversations to have with your kids!