January 22, 2018

The past few weeks, life got in the way. Between the holidays, a week-long family vacation, and apartment hunting and planning a move to a new state and city, mindfulness and my blog took a backseat. And unfortunately, this happens all too easily. Things start moving f...

December 12, 2017

A central part of social emotional learning is the “I-Statement" or "I-Message." An I-Statement is a communication tool that helps kids express their feelings during trickier moments. Having a go-to script provides a comfortable foundation that they can use when they m...

December 6, 2017

We've discussed the basics of Check-Ins, but let’s explore them more in depth. I believe they are one of the easiest and most insightful activities and a foundational part of a mindful practice. Read on for my favorite variations on an essential mindful activity!

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November 13, 2017

Build your kids’ emotional vocabulary by creating a list of feelings. Keep this list displayed or easily accessible and refer back to it often to increase emotional awareness and communication skills!

One of the first steps in talking about emotions with kids is increas...

November 5, 2017

The essence of mindfulness is connecting the mind with the body and the easiest way to do that is with our breathing. Now, if you are like many of the kids I’ve taught, you are currently rolling your eyes and thinking, “I already know how to breathe.” And that’s the be...

November 2, 2017

If you are new to mindfulness and don’t know where to start, I find these activities to be at the root of my practice and great basics with which to begin. All of these can be done in under 5 minutes!

Checking In

A Check-In is where you take a purposeful moment to pause...

October 27, 2017

Creating a mindfulness routine can be intimidating, but don’t let that hold you back. You need to experience and discover mindfulness yourself before leading others. Here are my top 5 suggestions for getting started:

1. Commit to a routine.

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