Teens

Mindfulness resources for tweens and teens. Tips to help mentors build motivation for contemplation at the middle school and high school level. Topics for group discussions and sharing the social benefits of mindfulness.

Gratitude Challenge – Day Ten:  Unplug

Gratitude Challenge – Day Ten: Unplug

Today I’m grateful for the the opportunity to unplug as I spend Mother’s Day weekend with my daughter. We invite you to unplug today, no matter who you are with, and be grateful for the found time. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Gratitude Challenge – Day seven: Motivation

  Here’s to motivation!  That burst of mindfulness that says “no more,” “Let’s do it!,” even “I think I need help.”  Wherever that energy comes from be grateful for it!  What motivates you?  Share with us. We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Gratitude Challenge – Day Five – Reading

Gratitude Challenge – Day Five – Reading

Today I present a simple pleasure.  It’s simple for me because It’s one of my parenting strengths.  I love reading to my kids.  Going to soccer games – not so much.  If you are having trouble finding a gratitude today, think about something that comes naturally to you.  Share you…

Gratitude Challenge – Day three – Some days are easy

Gratitude Challenge – Day three – Some days are easy

Some days, it’s easy to feel grateful.  Today I had the honor of fixing my baby’s hair for the prom – and I read her acceptance letter to Green Mountain College – the one with the full ride – at least three times.  But stay tuned…. mindfulness teaches us that…

Mindfulness and Middle School

Mindfulness and Middle School

 Preadolescence is a time of remarkable brain growth – neurons are firing and wiring during a child’s pre-teen years at a rate matched only at the time just before birth.  This fact presents an opportunity for those of us who spend time with these fascinating creatures.  First, what a tween…

Creating Mindfulness During the School Year

Creating Mindfulness During the School Year

We made it through the first two weeks of school unscathed.  Nobody got on the wrong bus or forget their lunch.  The first few homework assignments have been shuttled back and forth successfully.  We seem to be settling into something of a routine.  Still, the next few months seem daunting…

Overwhelm and Isolation – How mindful hub Can Help

Overwhelm and Isolation – How mindful hub Can Help

use the search button at the top right-hand corner to search for articles and worksheets that will ease overwhelm and isolation In my therapy practice I can pretty easily classify my clients’ struggles into two categories.  They are either struggling with overwhelm or isolation, and oftentimes both.  Overwhelm comes in…

Making Mindfulness Part of Your Child’s Day

Making Mindfulness Part of Your Child’s Day

Incorporating mindfulness into your child’s everyday activities can change the way she reacts to every day frustrations, help shape the neuronal networks in her brain, and ultimately influence her personality development in a positive way. Mindfulness practices activate prefrontal lobe activity, helping us to respond to stress in healthier ways,…

Making Mindfulness Part of Your Child's Day

Making Mindfulness Part of Your Child's Day

Incorporating mindfulness into your child’s everyday activities can change the way she reacts to every day frustrations, help shape the neuronal networks in her brain, and ultimately influence her personality development in a positive way. Mindfulness practices activate prefrontal lobe activity, helping us to respond to stress in healthier ways,…

There’s a Little Voldemort in All of Us

There’s a Little Voldemort in All of Us

Voldemort happens. It’s how we respond to Voldemort that really matters. This is just one of the lessons in mindfulness that J.K. Rowling has helped me to convey to my four children over the last thirteen years. My oldest son was only seven years old when I read a review…

There's a Little Voldemort in All of Us

There's a Little Voldemort in All of Us

Voldemort happens. It’s how we respond to Voldemort that really matters. This is just one of the lessons in mindfulness that J.K. Rowling has helped me to convey to my four children over the last thirteen years. My oldest son was only seven years old when I read a review…