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Positive Self-Talk

Your Mind is Your Playdough!

What if we gave children the analogy of likening the mind to big hunk of playdough?  Essentially that is the case.  Brain research is exploding with tales of neuroplasticity and our awareness is expanding with the knowledge that our brains are continually developing and … Continue reading

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

Cloud Thoughts

Mindfulness is known as the ability to pull your attention into the present moment, increasing your awareness of the thoughts that are happening as they happen. When you pause to let go and really just allow yourself to be in … Continue reading

Mind Pirates! Make Them Walk the Plank!

Thoughts that hijack your day and contribute to feelings of stress and un-ease, are what my kids, my students and I call Mind Pirates.  Some days there are many mind pirates setting sail on the seas of our mind, making … Continue reading

Becoming the Little Engine That Could: VRVRoom To Accomplishment

This week I will be reading the classic, The Little Engine That Could, with the children in my groups at school.  In this classic edition retold by Watty Piper, the author states, “She was a happy little train for she … Continue reading

Beans for Thought

The latest brain research tells us that our biochemistry is affected by the way we think.  If children spend all day thinking stressful thoughts, their biochemistry will align to feel more stress.  However, if they spend all day thinking relaxing, peaceful … Continue reading

Thought Workout: Lifting Positive Thoughts to Feel Good

We can teach children to lift relaxing positive thoughts like we lift weights.   Relaxing positive thoughts carry much more weight and influence than negative thoughts.   Therefore, just like we work out physically, a little work out daily, goes a long way.  … Continue reading

Positive Self-Talk: Accessorize with Positive Hearings!

My daughters recently watched the movie, Aquamarine.  In the movie, Aquamarine, a mermaid, had starfish earrings that spoke only truth.  When she put them on they would whisper in her ear, “Aquamarine is beautiful.  Aquamarine is full of love.”  What if … Continue reading

Calm Mind, Fertile Soil

A calm mind is fertile soil for learning.  When the seeds of learning fall on the fertile soil of a calm mind, the beginning conditions and chances for growth are optimal. When we teach children how to calm their minds, … Continue reading

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