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Child Anxiety

A Mindful Minute: A Dose of Loving-Kindness to Reduce Stress (And Much More)

What is it?


Loving-kindness is a meditation focused on nurturing compassion, kindness, goodwill, and love for oneself and others. While the loving-kindness meditation or LKM originates in Buddhist traditions, it's now practiced widely across cultures and is the focus of extensive research by social scientists.

Why is it good?


LKM has the remarkable ability to improve well-being by changing the brain, heart, and one's perspective on life. Check out some of these unbelievable findings:

Research shows LKM improves...
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ADHD Symptoms

Four Bottom-Side-Up Self-Esteem Tips


 

Throw out convention.

It’s time for some counter-intuitive tips to increase your self-esteem.

These self-esteem tips work. And they will work for you if you practice them with an open mind.

One of the hallmarks of healthy self-esteem is self-respect. Self-respect involves accepting and honoring every part of you. Let’s stop pretending that our darker natures don’t exist and begin to respect ourselves on every level.

The following tips will move you squarely in that direction.
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Child Anxiety

5 Things Never to Say to an Anxious Child

I wanted to sleep with a bat under my pillow. It was plastic; nonetheless, it was a weapon. I was five years old, and I firmly believed that each night when I went to sleep, a robber would break into the house. I needed something to defend myself (and maybe my family), and my brother’s yellow Wiffle ball bat seemed ideal. Unfortunately, my parents never complied with my request.

They didn’t understand...
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Child Anxiety

A Mindful Minute: A Funny-Looking, But Powerful, Breathing Exercise for Kids


" are are you doing what I ew, are you Are you picking your nose? AAAAAAAH!"

This might be the reaction you get along with fits of giggles from kids learning a powerful, albeit funny-looking, ancient yogic breathing exercise. It's a great thing that kids find this technique fun(ny) as it encourages them to engage in mindful breathing.

What is it?


In Sanskrit, this technique is called Nadi Shodhan Pranayama (nadi = energy channel;...
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