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Emotional Regulation

Deep Breathing Board

Deep Breathing Board Create a fun reminder to take a deep breath!  Recently while at Hobby Lobby, I came across this wipe off calendar board and thought it would be a fun way to make a Deep Breath Schedule 🙂 … Continue reading

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Your Greatest Treasure

Thoughts are Things The way we think has the power to determine how we feel and how we experience the world around us.  Have you heard the saying, “Thoughts are things?”  Teaching our kids how to observe and shift their … 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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Rainbow of Relaxation

All Tied Up in Knots:  Releasing the Worries When our brains get all tied up in knots with worry, they can look like this rubber band ball.  In small group today we talked about how it’s sometimes impossible to think … Continue reading

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Teacher and Parent as Gardener

 You, dear parent, dear teacher… are a Gardener   As I am working with kids, this is one of my most powerful mantras:  I am a gardener, I plant seeds,  I am not in charge of when they grow.  It … Continue reading

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Brain Train

Helping kids with executive functioning challenges can take one part instruction, one part practice, one part mindfulness and  one part patience.  For the instruction part, I have created fun visual aids to support kids with their learning and understanding of … Continue reading

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Relaxing With Otters

Relaxing With Otters As I was walking down the hallway in my school today, I encountered the MOST precious sight.  The kindergarten class had just finished art and was parading their otter artwork back to class.  Apparently they had watched … Continue reading

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Labyrinth: A Journey into Relaxation

Walking the Path This past summer I had the opportunity to visit the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth to walk it for the third time. Giant in size, it is a walk of heart. In fact, the first time I set foot … Continue reading

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Forest of Calm

It’s back to school time and the perfect time to practice relaxation techniques with your kids!  Recently, the first graders and I created a “Forest of Calm” through the Vrksasana yoga pose, or “tree pose.” All of the kids gathered … Continue reading

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