Peace. Sometimes it can seem so far from reach that we forget that the best place, really the only place to begin, is with ourselves. Our book picks this month make the impossible seem possible, illuminating the ways in which small acts of mindfulness and caring can make a huge difference at home and in the world.
Today, September 9th, marks a major milestone for Mindful Littles. It is the official launch of our Healing Initiative in the Paradise Ridge community, which was greatly devastated by the Camp Fire 10 months ago.
If someone told me 3 years ago that I would be writing this letter today, that I would be doing what I am doing today, I would have never guessed. While I know now that I had some deep intuition Mindful Littles would be reality, I was not consciously aware at the time. I was not aware of my own intuitive capacities, my own divine spark.
The family separations happening at the U.S.-Mexico border over the past year have left many of us feeling sad, hopeless, and desperate to help. As of December 2018, approximately 15,000 children have been separated from their families and detained. Many of us wonder, when will it stop? How can we support these families? How can we show them we care?
This last week my 6-year old asked me a simple question, “Mommy, what is Labor Day?” I realized I hadn’t really spent any energy thinking about the meaning of this national holiday.
This moving meditation is to help children visualize the practice of rooting in order to rise. We root to ground, to find strength. We rise as we become heartful, kind to ourselves, others and the world around us.
For the past year and a half, middle school students at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga, CA have given up their lunch period to make lunches for a homeless community just a few miles down the road at the Oakland/Emeryville border.
Now that it is mid-July, things have (hopefully!) slowed down and you and your family have settled in to the new summer routines, it is a perfect time to begin or re-invigorate your family yoga practice. Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Summer Yoga Practice”
This activity is a variation on the popular ice-breaker game, Toss the Beach Ball and is wonderful for children of any age range as well as adults. The idea is to inspire young children to think of the small things in their lives they’re grateful for.Continue reading “Toss the Gratitude Emoji Ball”
This meditation practice is a great way to make the loving-kindness meditation concrete for elementary school children.Continue reading “Breathing Meditation: Loving-Kindness Buddy Wishes”