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Meditation

Mindful Parenting: We Can Always Begin Again

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. In that case, you should sit for an hour.” –Zen Proverb
I've spent the past week taking care of two sick children. Since Monday night, we've had one trip to the ER, two trips to the pediatrician, several nights of coughing, and multiple sick days cooped up at home. Needless to say, I have been exhausted, and I let my self-care...
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Mindfulness

Kindness and Mindful Parenting


I recently read this quote by Plato: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”. Parenting isn't easy, and as any child will tell you, being a kid isn't either. Sometimes it just feels hard to be kind, but I believe mindfulness can help.

Mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment, without judgment. It’s about knowing how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and what’s going on, without criticizing yourself or wishing things were different....
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Meditation

Inspiration on the Web for Mindful Parenting in 2013


We are one week into the new year, which means that many of us may have already let go of some of the resolutions we set just seven days ago. While the idea of starting a new year fresh is incredibly compelling, the reality is that every day, even every moment is an opportunity to choose something different, something new. In fact, that may be one of the greatest gifts my meditation...
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Mindfulness

Single-tasking: My Most Important New Year’s Resolution


I love making New Year’s Resolutions. The truth is that I’m generally no better at keeping them than most Americans, but I still appreciate the opportunity to reflect on a year gone by and think about what I would like to do differently in the future. In the past, my resolutions have been fairly predictable: lose weight, exercise more, read more, watch less TV, etc. Some of those are on my list again this...
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