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.

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 3 ~ Let go of shame

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 3 ~ Let go of shame

What do you feel when you hear the word shame?  How about guilt?  Shame is usually a toxic emotion that keeps us frozen in time.  Guilt on the other hand, can be instructive, and can spur us on to be our best selves.  Your mindfulness practice can help you develop your best, loving,…

40 Days of Letting go: day 2 ~ Want what you have

40 Days of Letting go: day 2 ~ Want what you have

Want what you have?!  What a thing to ask you to do at the start of the school year!  How will you function without the latest iPhone, backpack, fall fashions, new car to cart the family around? I once read a quote from the founder of a legendary department store…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day One ~ Let go of perfection

40 Days of Letting Go: Day One ~ Let go of perfection

The pursuit of perfection is insidious in our culture.  I could write volumes on its negative effect on our lives.  But in keeping  with the spirit of the letting go project, I want to offer you a short meditation on letting go of perfection. In my therapy practice, letting go…

Flirting With Your Frontal Lobes

Flirting With Your Frontal Lobes

My husband used to say that flirting was fun because it made people feel good, and the science behind flirting backs up his belief.  However I have worked with many teens, young adults, and yes, full-grown adults who have been the “victims” of flirting in that they feel misled or toyed with…