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.
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”
When I think of mindfulness, I think how wonderful it sounds and of all the amazing benefits it can have on brain function, happiness, productivity, and the ability to be patient with my children. I say to myself, “I really want to start practicing mindfulness and I wan’t my kids to learn too!” Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Try a Summer Mindfulness Practice”
Walking barefoot outside is a wonderful way for children to use their sense of touch to experience their bodies and surroundings. Plus, going barefoot or “earthing” provides several scientifically researched benefits, including better sleep, reduced inflammation and increased antioxidants thanks to the way our bodies interact with the earth’s electrons.Continue reading “Connect to the Earth With a Barefoot Walk”
Ready for a little fun? In honor of National Scavenger Hunt Day, add a dose of mindfulness to a classic scavenger hunt with your little one.
My husband slows the car on our way into the park while I squirm to turn in the passenger seat. “Girls!”
My 10-year-old slowly looks up from her screen. “What?”
“Turn off the screen and look out the window—we’re here!”Continue reading “How to Make Family Time Happen: Stop Trying”
Conceived by a U.S. Senator back in 1970, Earth Day (celebrated annually on April 22nd) has become a global movement bringing over a billion people from around the world together to work towards the common goal of protecting our planet for future generations.
It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, the time of year when we begin to enjoy more daylight than dark. It’s also a time when the world, literally, comes into balance.