Adding Mindful Moments To This Season Of Love
Valentine's Day has become a day of showing affection to others, to ones we love and the ones that matter the most to us. However in the process, we forget the most important person in our lives - Our ownself. What if this Valentine's day we teach our childen how to love themselves and deal with their own emotions. By teaching children coping skills to manage their own emotions, we teach them to manage and help others around them. Isn't that a beautiful Valentine's day gift.
Why we need to build time for Intentional Stillness in our School day?
Lets start with some self-reflection: How many of you are shuttling between multiple social media networks every single day? How many of you reflexively reach for your phone - like all the time? How many of your party time discussions are around watching a useless video on your phone? How many of you are jumping from one thought to another, no different from how you constantly check your phone for that instant gratification? Now for a minute: I want you to step away from your
The Breath And The Brain
Breathing most of the time is unconscious and automatic. Consciously regulating our breath can help manage our moods, feelings and energy level. If you observe a baby breathing, you see the inflow and outflow of air through the belly and chest. As we get older our breathing changes in response to our life experience and habits. Have you ever noticed what happens to your breath when you get tense, upset, or angry? Simply spending a few moments breathing fully can be very ca
10 Reasons Why Mindfulness Should Be Taught To Children
As parents and educators, our goals for our children is to provide them with problem solving, creativity and survival skills for this world that we live in. We want them to have a positive relationships with all around them but especially, with their own selves. We give them the best academic and extracurricular exposure but at the same time we provide them with Social and Emotional Learning. We want them to make responsible decisions without being swayed by emotions. We want
How Mindfulness Can Enhance The Creative Process
As I started mindfulness for myself and my children, one area always bothered me. What is the impact of mindfulness on the creative thinking process. Its a well known fact that the key aspect of the creative thinking process is "divergent thinking". Divergent thinking often flourishes in an environment of mind wandering and that is the direct anti-thesis of a mindful existence. So does mindfulness leads to creativity? Let us understand what creativity is? Most scientists defi
Slow Down Or You Will Crash
Tell me if any of these sounds familiar: - "I have so much to do and no time to do it!" - "I'm never going to make the deadline" - "I feeling like my mind is going a mile a minute" - "I can't seem to catch a break" - "I'm so stressed out" - "I NEED a vacation!" If you are between the age of 15 - 65 and live in America, chances are that you have spoken at least one or all of these phrases (Probably within the last week or perhaps even today). With the ever increasing pace of l
Building Emotional Awareness In Children
Daniel Goleman in his famous book "Emotional Intelligence- Why It Can Matter More Than IQ" ushered in a new era in understanding success and why some people seem to do better than others. It seems at the bottom of it what matters is your "Emotional Quotient" which plays a far more important role than "Intellectual Quotient" in your success in today's world. It led to a movement where EI was introduced in schools and corporates. According to a Forbes article, IQ is highly ove
The Mind Jar - How To Make One?
This article is a follow-up for the Mind-Jar/Glitter Jar Mindfulness Exercise. It tells you how to make a mind jar. “Mind in a Jar” Purpose: To teach children that they can calm their bodies and minds with deep breathing Supplies needed: Jars Water Glitter (Use Amazon) Procedure: Add water in a Jar. Add lots of glitter. Simple And Easy.. Share your experience with us.. #mindfulnessforkids #mindfulness #mindfulparenting #meditation
The Snow Globe
The Mindfulness exercise called the Mind Jar or the Glitter Jar or the snow globe is an interesting exercise to teach mindfulness to childre