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December 13, 2018

I've had this picture in my reserved folder for quite some time but it never felt like the right time to post it. I've thought about it more and I think I realize why. Yes, today is a perfect day to be happy. It is also a perfect day to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, an...

April 11, 2018

There are a lot of things around the house that we can use as tools to help us and our little ones be mindful. Here are some of my favorites!

Snow Globes

Seriously, snow globes are PERFECT mindfulness tools. Have kids shake the snow globe really hard and then take deep b...

March 27, 2018

“Throw kindness around like confetti.” I came across this quote recently and it really resonated with me. Being kind - to others, to the environment, and maybe most importantly, to ourselves - is probably the most key aspect of living well. It’s even a word in the shor...

February 28, 2018

My good friend Emma has mentioned to me that it can get hard to find ways to entertain her kids or get their energy out on days when they can’t go outside. Whether at home or in the classroom, these long days can drive any kid-and adult- stir crazy! While many people t...

February 16, 2018

It's our last day of exploring Alphabreaths! It's been a fun week making our way through the alphabet. Which breath has been your favorite? If you haven't seen the other days, check out: 

A - F

G - M

N - T

U: Underwater Breath

Using your arms, imagine you are jumping into w...

February 15, 2018

We are on our third post exploring Alphabreaths! This is a fun way to have kids try out new breathing techniques, while also practicing concepts like letters, animals, and visualizations. Even if your goal is for your child to use breathing exercises when feeling upset...

February 14, 2018

Yesterday we started exploring a fun way to introduce breathing exercises - Alphabreaths! If you missed it, check it out. Today we’ll continue the series with G - M.

G: Gratitude Breath

Breathing in, pick a person you are thankful for and breathing out, send them good vi...

February 13, 2018

Teaching and exploring new breathing techniques is a fun way to try out mindfulness with kids, as well as to teach or reinforce other concepts. In an online mindfulness course I’ve been taking, psychologist Dr. Chris Willard shared his idea for Alphabreaths. Each lette...