inspiration

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

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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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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