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Stress Management

Butterfly Breathing

Hello Everyone, Here’s a short video on how to practice Butterfly Breathing. Find a comfortable space, relax, and take a few minutes to practice a deep breath with your child today! Here’s a quick video explaining how to do it. … Continue reading

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Take an Indoor Plant Bath

This past weekend, as I was busy staying indoors, I suddenly had the desire to be surrounded by plants. Not just any plants but the ones inside my house that I love, and with whom I have a standing long-term … Continue reading

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Positive Thought Bracelet

Create a positive thought bracelet with your child. You can string beads, dry hollow noodles, buttons, paperclips, paper rings…whatever you’ve got hanging around your house. Make it fun and engaging, choose beads or items to string together that are meaningful … Continue reading

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The Relaxation Journey

Passport to Relaxation Building upon the positive passport theme, I created a Relaxation Passport for use in my small groups.  Each week as we practice a new relaxation tool, we put a stamp in our booklet–to denote our travel to … Continue reading

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Pebble Relaxation Moments: The Practice

  A few years ago I took my daughters to visit Findhorn, Scotland.  Findhorn is an ecovillage and spiritual community nestled way in the Scottish Highlands near Inverness, (https://www.findhorn.org/).   Its founding was something of a miraculous story in that three … Continue reading

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I Feel Calm Now

In the yoga tradition, there is a beautiful grounding and focusing chant (Sa Ta Na Ma–kirtan kriya), that is coupled with finger movements.  Whenever I practice this chant, my mind calms down and I often feel like I am floating … Continue reading

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Atmosphere of Wonder

I believe that each of us is born with an inherent natural sense of imagination and a propensity for wonder.  Every child, in their purest essence is a priest of priestess, an alchemist of imagination.  And to the extent that … Continue reading

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Relaxing with the Elephants

Elephants have long been associated with wisdom.  In Hinduism, the elephant god, Ganesh, is a remover of obstacles.  You can share with your child how relaxing with the elephants removes tension from our bodies and helps us to feel strong, … Continue reading

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Book for a Girl You Love

Yesterday, I received this beautiful gift from a teacher at my school.  This teacher expresses such love and caring for her student, (and, as you can see, for staff as well).  This book, Dear Girl, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and … Continue reading

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Heart of Gold

We always hear “heart of gold” being used to describe someone’s loving and generous presence.  Today in my girls’ group, we talked about how to take care of our own hearts, which are our inner gold.  I explained to the … Continue reading

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