A fun quiz on mindfulness

https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/girlpower/posts/73838  Take this quiz about how mindfulness can help you with many ailments, it makes you present and can heal you. It can help with chronic pain and depression. How will you score?...more

Off Your Child's Mat... Mindfulness & Meditation!

This week, I introduced my youngest yoga students and their parents to the concept of Mindfulness.  Through the story, Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda -  by: Lauren Alderfer, we heard why it is important to live in the present moment, as that is where life is happening!  Our monkey minds however are always trying to pull us away from what we are doing and into another moment or place.  Panda taught monkey (and us), that when we are working we think about working, when we are reading we are thinking about reading, and so on....more

Three Mantras For Parents To Keep Calm and Carry On

As a newish stay-at-home mom, I found that my daily routine centered around avoiding any sort of baby meltdown. I prepared for everything. I made sure to have enough toys, snacks, a backup plan, a backup backup plan. I was determined to have everything run as smoothly as possible. ...more

Why all Schools Should Teach Mindfulness and Meditation

 If every 8 year old child in the world is taught meditation, we can eliminate violence from the world within one generation. The Dalai Lama...more

Find Your Center, Improve Your Life

.I'm not messing around here today, this is short, simple and life changing.If you want to be the best version of yourself, if you want to be happy and fulfilled and have time and energy for what is important you need to find your center....more

Trying to find my purpose!

Have you ever had the thought "What is my life's purpose? What am I suppose to be doing, as if to ask if what is being done is not enough or not the real life mission.I ask myself this question quite often, but to no avail. I am still wondering why I have not figured it out this late in my life. I have kids, a husband, and then nothing else. I have no talents, I have no degree, I am unemployed, apparently unemployable since I have not worked in a few years....more

Sunday Scaries? One Reason You Might Get That Sinking Feeling Right Before Monday

There’s something that happens every Sunday, when the sun peaks through my California window, nestling itself into the space in which I slept. The neighbors are out, the weekend feels as though at it’s end, and I should be gearing up for another busy week ahead…but instead, I feel the call to stay in, stay quiet, and connect to something. There’s a part of my heart, a deep little corner, something beyond the depths of consciousness, that needs to be rediscovered on Sundays, so I can feel complete again. So I can face another week....more

3 Times When You Should Hit Pause on Parenting

The word "pause" is a very familiar term. In my house, pause usually represents either the button I hit on the TV remote to (loudly) announce that dinner is ready. That's for the younger kids. For my older crew, I pause the house's internet access, which flushes the older kids out of hiding in all corners of the house like cockroaches. But the word PAUSE has entirely new meanings in my life as of late. ...more
I'm still working on your first point.  Some days I do better than others.  I'm thinking of ...more

Letting go of comparison and choosing love and mindfulness instead

There are many things that parenting teaches us. One big lesson is to let go of comparison and and choose love and mindfulness instead.if we’re stuck on the outside, we’re missing the opportunity to connect and growToo often, we look outside to determine how we feel inside. Giving in to those surface-level thoughts of comparison and judgement tear us up inside. When we’re stuck in that place, we’re missing out on connecting with ourself, and others....more