This mindful tea practice engages the senses to help us anchor in the moment. Using our senses is a simple way slow down, notice and be present.
Emotions are felt in our bodies. Rolling is one of the most powerful ways we can quite literally “roll out” the stress from our bodies.
“I’m feeling flappy,” my five-year-old says, looking up at me. Flappy is our word for feeling restless, or out of sorts, or just not quite right. Whenever that happens, we start by talking about why, but what works better, every time, is hugging him hard, or, failing that, dance parties.
In this season of excitement, busyness, parties, shopping, and stress, it is easy to get lost in the holiday chaos. If you, like I, are in need of some inspiration for slowing down and reconnecting with yourself, look no further than to nine-year-old Sara Asker.
In this month’s round-up, we highlight the power of Peace and the ideals embodied by the International Day of Peace (September 21).
For the entire month of December, I feel my anxiety steadily increasing. I put a lot of pressure on myself to make sure my kids feel genuine gratitude for all of the things they have (a house, a bed, food and water, clothes) and don’t spend all their time thinking about what gifts they should get. I don’t expect my young children to think beyond themselves without a little help so this year we made kits for the homeless and created keepsake boxes for their babysitters. Continue reading “Mindful Parenting Round-Up: Finding Calm in the Holiday Chaos”
Last week my 5-year old walked in the door from school and was really upset because her sister got to watch a TV show while she was away and thought that her sister would get an "extra" show....
Last night I organically discovered that a simple foot massage could become a "mindfulness practice" to help my daughters deeply relax after a bath or shower. We were doing their post-shower...