With the pandemic keeping us inside more hours than I’m used to, walking outside has become a necessity – and not just physically.
As the Coronavirus continues to spread, many of us are facing the stark new realities that come with sheltering in place. It’s a difficult time. It’s also the perfect time to help those in our communities who are most at risk: the elderly and vulnerable and essential healthcare workers on the front lines of caring for us all. Here’s how you can help now.
With a quarantine in progress across many parts of the world, now is a perfect opportunity to encourage kids to be of service at home (they might disagree, but stay with me here).
When a Mindful Littles family member contacted us looking for ways lift the spirits of recovering stroke patients at the Anaheim Healthcare Center in Anaheim, California, we knew our community would want to help.
When my 8-year-old came to me with a worried look and asked if she was going to get the coronavirus, I answered her truthfully: “I don’t know, but if you or anyone else in our family does, we know how to take care of you.”
Ever help carry someone’s groceries, drop cookies off at your neighbor’s or slip a few quarters into an about-to-expire parking meter? Or maybe you smiled at a stranger walking by, helped an elderly woman step down from the bus or made a funny face to distract a fussy child.
Ah, Valentine’s Day: who doesn’t like giving and receiving tokens of affection? While we love up the people in our lives everyday, February 14 overflows with chocolate, flowers and mushy cards. Such shows of love are quite traditional, but there are other ways to honor love, not just for each other, but for the natural world around us, too.Continue reading “A Heart-Filled Treasure Hunt”
In this breathing practice, Littles learn to calm their nervous systems and re-center. The focus is on breathing out longer than we breathe in.
I am often urging my children to be more kind. But what does that really mean?