Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to Children

We know that mindfulness is a clinically proven tool that supports wellbeing and mental health.  And, we know that it provides a wealth of recuperative benefits to children ranging from improved focus to increased self-regulation to reduced stressed and more.  Though, there's often still the question of How do I teach...

7 Benefits of Children's Mindfulness

Why Children Need Mindfulness Children these days are busy and over-scheduled.  There is pressure on them to do much more than just be kids. They aren't able to be fully absorbed in the moment while engaging in imaginary play, reading a book, or in their activities because their minds haven't...

5 Reasons to Encourage Children to Volunteer

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not." -Dr. Seuss We are never too young to give back to others in some way.  Being a contributor to a cause is incredibly valuable to children.  When children devote special time, positive energy and mindful...

25 Days of Christmas Kindness

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give." -Eleanor Roosevelt A Fun Twist on the Advent Calendar Let's spread some Christmas cheer for everyone to hear and use kindness to end...

10 Daily Minutes of Fostering Resilience

"The main characteristic that makes people successful is not their IQ, emotional intelligence, or even creativity.  It is their resilience in the face of what seems to be insurmountable obstacles." -Robert J. Sternberg Every child can be subject to emotional wounds, no matter how fortunate they are.  Whether it be in...

Daily Gratitude for Kids

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." -Melody Beattie Why Choose Gratitude Cultivating...

Mindful Hugging

The Power of Human Touch From the earliest stages of life, human touch is vital.  This starts before birth. Even when a baby is being carried on the inside of their mama's growing belly, they are able to connect through touch.  When a mama rubs her belly on the outside, it often...