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.

Let’s just get this over with

Let’s just get this over with

“Let’s just get this over with.”  This may be an appropriate sentiment when you are having a root canal, but did you ever notice this mindset seeping into daily life?  The self-talk may sound something like this: “I can’t wait until it’s Friday!” “Will this winter ever end?” These thoughts…

What’s the Difference Between Ease and Easy?

What’s the Difference Between Ease and Easy?

What comes to mind when you hear the word easy?  maybe a single-digit math problem, or a six-piece puzzle?  Perhaps a recipe with four ingredients. When it comes to the word ease, however, it’s not so simple to pull up a visual.  Ease is more of a feeling, more of…

Gentle Fall Transition:  Day Five – Remember fun movement

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Five – Remember fun movement

 There’s no way around it.  It’s difficult to be in the present moment if you don’t pay attention to your physical needs – including movement.  You and your child need not be a part of an organized team to enjoy moving your body. Studies show that physical exercise increases cognitive…

How much to pack into the stream of life?

How much to pack into the stream of life?

Dan Siegal talks about the “river of wellness.”  On one bank we have rigidity.  This is behavior that is inflexible, guarded, unforgiving.  On the other bank we have It’s hard to swim in the middle of the river if we try to pack too much into the stream of life….

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

New Media to Boost your Mindfulness Practice this Summer!

There’s still plenty of summer left to dive into a good book, watch a family-friendly movie, or practice mindfulness with renowned teachers. Get back to nature with Barkskins, a new novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Proulx’s (The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain) latest novel. Barkskins gives readers a history lesson on deforestation and…

The good and bad of journaling

The good and bad of journaling

Is Journaling a mindful activity or is it just a way to strengthen bad thought patterns and hang on to bad feelings? Recently I went through some old journals I’ve been keeping for writing ideas.  I was struck by some of my repetitive “story lines.”   Frankly I became bored…

FOMO – and other ways of feeling left behind

FOMO – and other ways of feeling left behind

If you are feeling disappointed, maybe even envious, because of a “missed” opportunity, it is a good time to apply mindfulness.  Here are three mindfulness tips that can help you feel like you are in the right place at the right time. Still feeling left behind? Check out these posts…

Rick Hanson on Letting Go

The practices — simple actions inside your mind — light up neural networks of deep well-being and resilience. And because “neurons that fire together, wire together,” each time you do a practice, it strengthens key neural circuits like building a muscle in the gym. Each practice is grounded in modern…

Rick Hanson on Taking More Breaks

Methods for shifting gears and taking pause to improve well-being, strengthen relationships and encourage peace of mind.   Subscribe today. Discover The Everday Mindfulness Toolbox. If you are looking for practical tools that you can integrate into your everyday life – at home, work, or elsewhere – then look no…

Yoga: Meditation Minute

A short guided meditation session by Karen Fabian, founder of Bare Bones Yoga.   Subscribe today. Discover The Everday Mindfulness Toolbox. If you are looking for practical tools that you can integrate into your everyday life – at home, work, or elsewhere – then look no more! You need the…

Lonely? Be Yourself

Lonely? Be Yourself

Having the courage to be your true self can be terrifying, yet we often block opportunities for true intimacy because of this fear. Never letting your guard down might give you the illusion of safety, but the armor we wear can also lead to isolation, a sense of loneliness, and…

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

Using Mindfulness to Manage Anger

One of the best reasons for having a regular mindfulness practice is that you will be able to access calm when you need it – like when you’re on a long car ride with your kids and they’re in the back seat swatting each other and you’re about to blow…

 

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