Archives for December, 2012

Mindfulness

A GPS Guide for Mindful Parenting


I'm so pleased to share that my GPS Guide for Mindful Parenting is up on the Huffington Post. If you're not familiar with the GPS Guides, they are tools, images, songs, and quotes that can help inspire and relax you. In addition to the GPS Guides on the HuffPost website, they've just launched a new iPhone app that you might want to check out: GPS for...
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Mindfulness

A Mindful Holiday


We just got home from my daughter's preschool holiday party, so the girls are officially on winter break until January 2. I'm looking forward to a short trip to see my extended family, as well as some relaxing time at home. But I'm also aware that the holidays can be stressful for everyone. Family visits aren't always easy, and too much unstructured together time doesn't necessarily bring out the best in people. I've been...
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Meditation

I Breathe, Therefore I Am: Reflections on a Tragedy


I had a post ready to go up on this blog on Friday morning, just before the news broke about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. My heart stopped, my tears flowed, and I no longer had words to share.

I've spent much of this past weekend thinking about how to think about all of this. Mostly, I have felt overwhelmed with sadness and anxiety. Like so many other parents, I have let my mind dip...
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Meditation

One-Moment Meditation


I  just found this video by Martin Boroson and I wanted to share it with you all immediately. While the idea of meditating for 20-30 minutes every day is a great one, it's not always possible--especially for busy parents. There are some mornings when I wake up early to sit only to hear my daughters crying from the other room five minutes later. Then there are the long nights when I'm up...
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Health

Mindfulness, Gratitude, and Sick Kids

It's been a rough week at our house. Just as I was getting over my month-long cold, my daughters got sick. It started last Friday with a bad case of conjunctivitis in my two-year old's left eye. The next day my four-year old's right eye was red and swollen, and by that evening they had both spiked fevers. My husband flew across the country on a business trip the following afternoon.

We spent the...
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