Month: March 2020

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness for Middle and High School Students (and adults too!)

I am a middle school teacher. I have three children, two of which are high school students. I feel for this age group so much. While this time away from school is difficult for everyone, I feel like these students are feeling it the… Continue Reading “10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness for Middle and High School Students (and adults too!)”

Mindfulness and Athletes

I am a mother of a high school athlete. It is breaking my heart watching him wait day after day to find out if his lacrosse season is going to be canceled or not. I have watched him do online workouts, play hours of… Continue Reading “Mindfulness and Athletes”

Nagging Thoughts

Many of the people that I have spoken to lately have talked about how stressed they are feeling. Whether they are worried about themselves or loved ones getting ill or they are stressed with the new reality of working from home with their families… Continue Reading “Nagging Thoughts”

Take Time to Notice

With all that is going on, it is a challenge to stop and just take in what is around us. As I sit here typing, the sun is coming up and my house is peaceful and quiet. I can tell you that just minutes… Continue Reading “Take Time to Notice”

Teachers, Students, Parents, EVERYONE – You Deserve Rest!

Today was one of those days that I needed to take a walk…by myself. During this quarantine time, we have been taking family walks every day. However, this morning I needed some alone time. I felt guilty as I took off by myself. Then,… Continue Reading “Teachers, Students, Parents, EVERYONE – You Deserve Rest!”

Mindful Minute – Counting Your Breath

Click here for the latest mindful minute video! My students and I start nearly every class period with a mindful minute. I love that they have taken to it so well. I even got a note from a substitute when I was out one… Continue Reading “Mindful Minute – Counting Your Breath”

4 Square Breathing

Many of us are feeling the stress of this current situation. It is hard not to when you turn on the television and have statistics running along the side of every channel. I have been hearing from some of my students and hearing about… Continue Reading “4 Square Breathing”

Free Mindfulness Resources

Hello! Well, it has been nearly a full week of quarantine. I hope that you all of you reading this are staying healthy and taking care of yourselves. Being on a mission to find whatever good that I can coming from this pandemic, I… Continue Reading “Free Mindfulness Resources”

Gratitude

This morning when I woke up it was pretty rainy and windy. I got up very early because I am much more of a morning person than anyone in my house. It is so nice to have some quiet time to do whatever I… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

Sending Loving Kindness

Today I woke up and for a split second had forgotten what was really going on in the world. However, within that split second it all hit me again. If you are like me, this all seems surreal. It is hard to be stuck… Continue Reading “Sending Loving Kindness”