Creating opportunity for a wider perspective helps us recognize when there is more than one option, choice or way of perceiving any given situation.
From September 1st to 21st, Mindful Littles is joining Born This Way Foundation’s #BeKind21 campaign to encourage connection and mental well-being through kindness.
Joy is one of those feelings that often comes upon us unplanned, but we have the capacity to seek out, create and cultivate joy intentionally as well.
What does it mean to play? As a parent, my mind goes right to my kiddos and all the ways they play — dress up, Legos, hula-hooping, a loud game of Sorry! — but I rarely think of myself when it comes to playing.
Research shows when we consciously send compassion and warmth to others through loving-kindness meditation, we feel more connected to people we love, friends, family, neighbors and even strangers! Feeling connected builds our capacity for kindness and compassion, decreases our bias towards others and increases our own well-being. Try one of our loving- kindness practices and notice what happens.
Experiencing joy is about connection, whether it’s to others or the world around us. Noticing the wonders of nature, big and small, is one way to connect and inspire joy.
This 5 senses scavenger hunt helps the body and mind calm down and come into the present moment, especially when feeling scared, worried, anxious or stressed.
Yesterday morning I felt it – a shift in the air, a brightness to the sun’s light hitting the earth. A sign the world is changing, if only from one season to the next.
Observing our surroundings through one or more of our senses helps focus our attention on the present, calming our minds and anchoring our bodies.
A Mindful Activity Jar gives kids a go-to when they’re looking for something fun to do. Decorating the jar and determining what activities go inside challenges them to think about the kinds of projects, hobbies and games they truly enjoy.