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Bedtime Relaxation Routine

A consistent, predictable, calming bedtime relaxation routine can make the difference of a good night’s sleep or not. Our brains and nervous systems thrive on predictability and routine in order to reach a state of calm. And, the more we … Continue reading

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Zen Snack: Fish Sticks

It’s great to have a couple fast and easy healthy snacks in your pocket while you are hanging out indoors with kids. These fish sticks can be made with any kind of fish, but I prefer salmon for the health … Continue reading

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Gratitude-ing

What better way to spend time together than to immerse yourself and your child in gratitude! There are so many ways to get to gratitude-ing! I like to keep a journal, a box, and an app. Like most things in … Continue reading

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Kids’ Zen Garden

Zen, in Japanese, means meditation. So essentially Zen Gardening is using gardening to calm the mind and body, enhance focus, and contemplate the metaphors within it that are linked to living life. My kids loved to play in the sand … 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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Barefoot in the Grass

This past week has been challenging to say the least. Riding the waves of change while getting a routine and consistency in place is a delicate balancing act! Now more than ever, is the time for relaxation practice, grounding, centering … Continue reading

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Relaxation Yoga for Kids–Zoo Animals

Relaxation is all about bringing mind, body and spirit into alignment.  Create a sense of ease, peace and overall wellbeing by “doing zoo–animal yoga”!!!!  These yoga poses, all named for the animals they resemble, are not only fun to do … Continue reading

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Inner Peace for Parents: Daily Practice

In his book of that title, Inner Peace, Paramahansa Yogananda talks about how to be calmly active and actively calm. Aren’t those the very states of being that would be so wonderful to master as humans? Being able to maintain … Continue reading

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Little Relaxation Stars: Constellations of Relaxing Moments

Constellations of Relaxing Moments During these times of increased time at home and potential for homeschooling, finding ways to infuse relaxation into your daily activities can make a huge difference in creating an atmosphere of peace, connection and being truly … Continue reading

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