inspiration

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

gifts of experience

Posted on 23 Nov 2017

gifts of experience

As the festive season approaches, I challenge you to give more gifts of “experience”. Gifts that will create lasting memories for your children. Gifts are seen as an expression of love and care, but often material possessions are played with for 10 min and then end up at the bottom of the toy box or in the dustbin because they are already broken. So this year, I urge you to give mindfully, with intention. You can still wrap the “experience” beautifully so that your...

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nature mandalas

Posted on 23 Nov 2017

nature mandalas

When next taking a walk in nature, or even while spending time in your own garden, try making a nature mandala with your children. They will love it!

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alone time

Posted on 31 Oct 2017

alone time

Stop. Breathe. Be. Children (and us!) need alone time every day to recharge, reconnect with themselves and renew their spirits. Read more here about the importance of children spending time alone.

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how to snap out of snapping at your kids

Posted on 22 Oct 2017

how to snap out of snapping at your kids

This is a helpful article of how to snap out of snapping at your kids. I love that the mom is practising Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) to help create balance. Here is how you can practise Nadi Shodhana at home, in the supermarket, in the car, wherever! • With your right hand, bring your pointer finger and middle finger to rest between your eyebrows, lightly using them as an anchor. • Start with an exhale. Close your right nostril with your right thumb and exhale gently but fully...

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a guide to helping kids manage emotions

Posted on 22 Oct 2017

a guide to helping kids manage emotions

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A little help from a three-year-old mindfulness guru

Posted on 3 Oct 2017

A little help from a three-year-old mindfulness guru

A beautiful [edited] story from Chris Bergstrom of Blissful Kids (Finland): Yesterday my three-year-old son Anton gave me an amazing mindfulness lesson…Yesterday I was stressed and a little angry too. I was tired and anxious about work stuff. And I just wanted some peace and quiet. After getting up at 5am and working eight hours straight, I had to hurry to go on a picnic with my parents-in-law. Stress was affecting the quality of my thoughts: I looked at the sky and was sure it would...

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