Flowers of Unity: Community Art Project

Please contribute flowers to the Mindful Littles Black Lives Matters Community Art Project.  To memorialize and honor the numerous Black individuals who have been killed by police or vigilantes, and to declare our support for the Black Lives Matters movement, we are collecting paper and fabric flowers from the community.  The flowers will adorn the portraits of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor being painted by Julie Atkinson, a member of the Mindful Littles community and co-facilitator of the Mindful Littles’ racial justice presentations, “Engaging Families on Race: Dialogue, Art & Action”.  (Registration link below.)

Our goal is to have flowers of all different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors to frame the portraits of George and Breonna.  Feel free to make as many as you’d like!

Suggestions for how to make flowers:

Suggested size is 3 inches in diameter, but smaller or larger is okay too!

How to Submit Your Flower(s):
  1. Please write a message of support for the Black Lives Matters movement on the flower, or a message of love for those who have lost their lives.
  2. Mail your flowers to Mindful Littles at: 21C Orinda Way, #405, Orinda CA 94563
  3. Please submit your flower(s) before August 14, 2020.

This project is being organized by East Bay Area Artist, Julie Atkinson, who is also collaborating with Mindful Littles on our Engaging Families on Race: Dialogue, Art & Action workshops.

 

#GivingTuesday: Empower Littles to Give the Gift of Kindness

#GivingTuesday is a global opportunity to support the organizations you love that are doing good in the world. We hope you’ll support us here at Mindful Littles where our mission is to spark children and families to engage in mindful, compassionate action through service learning experiences, creative yoga and mindfulness programs and heartfelt parenting resources. Sounds pretty good, right? Here are a few highlights about the experiences we’ve led in the last two years. Continue reading “#GivingTuesday: Empower Littles to Give the Gift of Kindness”

Fostering Compassion Through “Voluntourism”: One Mom’s Inspiring Story

 

Mindfulness and compassion have been in Laura Traxler’s blood for as long as she can remember. A longtime Orinda resident, Laura consciously planted seeds of compassion in her two sons throughout their childhood that are now beginning to bloom as they enter adulthood. How did she do it? And what can us mothers of young children learn from her that we can incorporate into our lives now? Here is Laura’s story …

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