Mindful March

What are your self-help tools when you feel sad?  How about afraid? I find myself drawn to increase my mindfulness practice. This is the one thing that keeps me...

Practice Loving-kindness to Build Heartfulness on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a great time to teach empathy, perspective taking, and loving-kindness. In the world of mindfulness (paying...

Calmer Waters this Summer

I often head into summer in full-blown problem-solving mode for my children. I struggle to balance camps and summer fun with all the things my kids “should” be...

Breathe In, Breathe Out—And Something More

When my sons get frustrated or upset, my instinct is to say “calm down, just breathe”.. But it’s not always that easy. Many kids, including mine, get...

Pay it Forward for Valentine’s Day

I recently taught the concept of “paying it forward” to the kids in my son’s 4th grade class. The idea is to repay an act of kindness that someone has...

Valentine’s Day Word Clouds

Helping kids to develop social-emotional learning is one of my passions. I recently went into my son’s 4th grade classroom to talk with the kids about character...

Help Your Child Be a Mindful Social Observer

As I guide my kids toward a back-to-school mindset, I’m not focused solely on academics. Sure, I’ve been bringing out the math workbooks and adding more reading...

Mindful Awareness… The Bridge to Acceptance

Last year I was at a birthday party at one of those big places where the kids jump around on trampolines and mats, and a host is assigned to the party.  I was helping...
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