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Child Anxiety

4 Jedi Mind(fulness) Tricks to Help an Anxious Child

"The Force is what gives a Jedi his power," says Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. "It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together."

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My favorite movies of all time come from the original Star Wars trilogy. Growing up, I often played with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader action figures,...
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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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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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