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The Power of Mindfulness

Want to bring mindfulness into your life with kids?  My suggestion would be to try it out yourself first, really become familiar with it, establish your own practice,  THEN share it with the kids in your life.  Dr. Amy Salesman, … Continue reading

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One Minute of Mindfulness: The Fox and The Child Video

Several years ago, my daughters and I watched a beautiful movie called The Child and The Fox, a 2007 French film directed by  2007 Luc Jacquet.  Narrated by Kate Winslet, it’s a story about a girl who befriends a fox in the … Continue reading

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This Being is Light–Seeing the Light in Your Child, Feeling The Light Within You

Sometimes while I am reading a book, it inspires my parenting and work with children.  This Life is Joy by Dr. Roger Teel did just that.  Released last week and found on amazon, (http://www.amazon.com/This-Life-Joy-Discovering-Powerfully/dp/0399165878/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412443508&sr=8-1&keywords=This+life+is+joy), this book awakened in me the remembrance … Continue reading

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Glitter Jar

  I love the glitter jar!  The school counselor, Michele Bourgeois, LCSW, at my school uses this in her groups.  She also created the gorgeous example in the picture!!!  Use this jar to begin relaxation practice.  It is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Spider-Man: Practicing Mindfulness and Increasing Focus

Here’s a Spider-Man Script for you to try out with your children or students to practice mindfulness and increase focus. Materials Needed:  Bell, Flower, Small Food Item (such as a berry, piece of cereal, or raisin) One of Spider-­‐Man’s super … Continue reading

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Walking with Mindfulness–the Fox Walk

My friend, Lisa Wimberger, (founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/), attended tracker training.  Recently she shared that she learned to “fox walk” as part of the program.  As part of the training, (for adults), participants would be led a half mile … Continue reading

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Superhero Powers: Spider-Man Relaxation

Continuing in the spirit of this summer’s movies, here is a Spider-Man relaxation activity to practice mindful sense awareness with your child. The world is a beautiful noisy, sensational place, filled to overflowing with sensorial input.  As I sit here … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Ability to Feel Good As a Parent

Feel good in your parenting life and expand your ability to enjoy your relationship with yourself and your child.  I recently re-read The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks and became inspired to practice expanding my capacity to feel good in … Continue reading

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10 Mindful Minutes–Review

Check out the new mindfulness book from Goldie Hawn, 10 Mindful Minutes, (http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Minutes-Children—Ourselves—Emotional/dp/039953606X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335817284&sr=8-1).  This book does a nice job of explaining mindfulness, new brain science research, and ways to incorporate this information into your parenting life.  She provides mindfulness activities … Continue reading

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Experiment in Thought and Word

We’ve been acting as thought scientists in my office at school.  Studying the power of our thoughts and how they make us feel.  Studying the power of the words that we tell ourselves and how they make us feel.  I … Continue reading

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