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Bedtime Relaxation Activities

Presence in Parenting Part One

  I’ve recently been diving into a little book by Thich Nhat Hanh called True Love, and it’s become an inspiration for my parenting, my work in the schools as well as the connections and relationships in my life.  In … Continue reading

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Still Pond…Ancient Forest

This meditation is for calming, soothing, and feeling serenity within.  Guide your child to a pond in the middle of an ancient, untouched, pristine forest to gaze upon the still water. Find a space where you and your child can … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Meditations

Good Morning! I am so honored to be able to sit here and blog (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER), alongside Zemirah. For those of you wondering, my name is Maurie and I am interning under Zemirah this semester as I … Continue reading

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Tea Time for Kids: An Infusion of Calm

Tea Time is a perfect mindfulness activity for kids.  Even in the school setting, we will occasionally set out the placemats, and tea cups and spend some relaxing moments in connection and mindful sensory perception.  Kids love it!  Both the … Continue reading

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Relaxation Collage

Create a relaxation collage with your child.  I like to explain that just looking at serene, tranquil pictures can calm our bodies and minds.  There’s even research out there that shows that just by looking upon tranquil scenes or even … Continue reading

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Re-Write the “Monster Under the Bed” Story

The Monster Under Your Bed is Just a Story In Your Head by Lisa Wimberger Loving this new book by Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, (www.neurosculptinginstitute.com).  It’s perfect for introducing kids to neuroliteracy, the study of brain science … Continue reading

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Heart Broadcasting Station: Listen To Your Love Song and Send It Out For Others To Hear!

When we remember to follow our hearts, we become more authentic, more joyful and sometimes spontaneously creative and energetic. Research from Heartmath, (www.heartmath.org), shows that our hearts are in fact a lot like a broadcast station.  When electrodes are placed … Continue reading

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Empty The Mind Bucket

I was cleaning out a book cabinet, (one of my FAVORITE activities because I usually get caught up more in reading than cleaning), and came across an old old copy of a Dr. Norman Vincent Peale book called Stay Alive … Continue reading

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Sleep Talk: Book Review

The book Sleep Talk provides fast, effective techniques for helping your child deal with challenging situations or transitions. This program can be used for all sorts of issues, from behavioral problems to social interactions to physical challenges and health. What … Continue reading

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7 Apps To Help Kids Relax

My iPhone and iPad have become instant hits with my kids.  They love to play games on them.  They are great for when I’m out at a restaurant or waiting at the airport and they need something quick to stay … Continue reading

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