Joy is one of those feelings that often comes upon us unplanned, but we have the capacity to seek out, create and cultivate joy intentionally as well.
What does it mean to play? As a parent, my mind goes right to my kiddos and all the ways they play — dress up, Legos, hula-hooping, a loud game of Sorry! — but I rarely think of myself when it comes to playing.
For this sensory game, players use touch and taste to (literally) savor the moment. With the sense of sight temporarily switched off by a blindfold, the other senses are heightened, focusing...
It might sound basic, but pre-planning your week is really helpful for creating boundaries and setting expectations, for yourself and with your family. In uncertain times, it also helps relieve the stressors of not knowing what comes next and feeling overwhelmed about trying to “fit it all in.” Time apart from school and work is important for emotional well-being, connection with others and practicing self-compassion.
Gratitude means appreciating what we have instead of worrying about what we don’t have. It may sound simple, but cultivating gratitude takes intention and practice. Here are a few of our favorites ways you and your family can grow your gratitude practice together.
With the pandemic keeping us inside more hours than I’m used to, walking outside has become a necessity – and not just physically.
I realized the other day that in my 40 years of living on this earth, I don’t think I have ever stopped to thank my knuckles — yup, my knuckles.
By acknowledging our challenges, then recognizing what is good in our lives, we can develop a habit of gratitude alongside difficult circumstances and feelings.
Paying attention to breath is a cornerstone of mindfulness, but young kids can't necessarily focus on breathing the way adults can. Make breathing a game, though, and they totally nail...