inspiration

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

free e-book on introducing mindfulness to your family

Posted on 24 Oct 2018

free e-book on introducing mindfulness to your family

I can personally vouch for the author, Tania Ferreira, of this lovely e-book, Introduction to transforming family life with mindfulness. I have studied under Tania and she has a wonderful, compassionate approach in her work with children. She is full of wisdom and offers many practical ways in which to bring mindfulness into family life. This book is well worth a read if you are new to mindfulness and would like to know more. If you are based in South Africa, you might also like to consider...

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nature brings peace

Posted on 23 Apr 2018

nature brings peace

“It’s so peaceful out there and the air smells so good….It’s like you’re free when you go out there. It’s your own time. Sometimes I go outside when I’m mad — and then, just with the peacefulness, I’m better. I come back home happy, and my mom doesn’t even know why.” These words speak to my heart. Read more about the benefits of nature for kids at...

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gratitude

Posted on 27 Feb 2018

gratitude

“Gratitude, when we do genuinely feel it, arises from experiences we are currently having, not from evaluating our lives in our heads. When you feel lonely, for example, simply remembering that you have friends is a dull, nominal comfort compared to how wonderful it feels when one of those friends calls you out of the blue. Reflecting on the good fortune of having a fixed address is nice, but stepping inside your front door after a cold and rainy walk home is sublime.” Read more...

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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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