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Suggestions and articles to inspire you and your children to live more mindfully

the hunting game

Posted on 31 May 2017

the hunting game

A lovely, fun mindfulness activity from mrsmindfulness.com… “When I was little I would often go out into the back yard and pretend that I was hunting. I wasn’t really after a particular ‘target’ but rather, I just loved the feeling of ‘hunting’. I would walk between the trees slowly and deliberately with zen-like focus listening out for every sound and watching for the slightest movements in my environment. In this way I was totally immersed in my senses and fully engrossed in the...

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the power of silence

Posted on 17 May 2017

the power of silence

Silence has a wonderfully calming effect on both body and mind. Carving some ‘quiet’ time for your children (and yourself) into each day gives them the opportunity to step back from the chaos and busyness to find peace. Sandi Schwartz writes “Silence reduces the mental chatter that distracts us from being able to think clearly and to truly be in touch with our own thoughts and feelings. We need silence to bring us back to the present moment, helping us to calm down and not...

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make time every morning to reconnect with your child

Posted on 9 May 2017

make time every morning to reconnect with your child

Don’t forget to reconnect with your child each morning after the separation of the night. Even just a 2 minute snuggle can make a huge difference. Try it and see how much smoother the morning routine runs. The following article explains this process of reconnecting and gives some suggestions on how to do it:...

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experiences that touch the soul

Posted on 24 Apr 2017

experiences that touch the soul

“The subtle joy of just being here … just delighting in the richness of the present moment… Think of the kinds of experiences that give you a feeling of contentment. Maybe your contentment comes from being in nature, listening to the birds or the sound of the waves meeting the shore, looking at the sunset or the stars in the night sky, or contemplating a rose in the garden. Maybe it comes from singing or listening to music, sinking into a warm bath, or being touched in a way that eases...

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happiness doesn’t come from headstands

Posted on 20 Apr 2017

happiness doesn’t come from headstands

Some wonderfully wise words from Tamarra Levitt. She has written a book called “Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands” as a counterpoint to the classic children’s book “The Little Engine That Could“, which emphasizes that success requires hard work and determination. She writes: “The Little Engine That Could” teaches the lesson of persistence, which is an important lesson every child should learn. The challenge we face is that not every goal is attainable....

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practicing mindfulness with your kids

Posted on 12 Apr 2017

practicing mindfulness with your kids

Use the concept of mindfulness to bring a little bit more peace to each day. In addition, research has shown that mindfulness can improve self-esteem and self-regulation as well as academic performance in children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some lovely kid-friendly mindful activity ideas: Expert Resources for Practicing Mindfulness with Your...

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