Category: Mindfulness Conversations

Being Mindful Of What Is To Come

As a teacher, it feels like one school year ended and another is beginning with no real break in between. I don’t know about you, but it seems like at every turn someone is asking what school will look like in the fall? What… Continue Reading “Being Mindful Of What Is To Come”

Don’t think you can meditate? Yes you CAN!!

If you are at all like me, when I first started my mindfulness practice, I thought that I was really bad at it. The first few times I sat down to do a meditation practice I thought that there was never going to be… Continue Reading “Don’t think you can meditate? Yes you CAN!!”

Pressing Pause and rethinking education

During this crisis, I have been playing a mix of teacher to my students, teacher to my own children and mother. I have had a need to increase how often I am doing my mindfulness and yoga practices! I have also found my mind… Continue Reading “Pressing Pause and rethinking education”

Mindfulness for Elementary Aged Children (and children at heart!)

I am lucky to not only have two teenagers in my home, but also a 3rd grader. For her, this quarantine feels very different than it does for her older brother and sister. I have to imagine that many young children are struggling in… Continue Reading “Mindfulness for Elementary Aged Children (and children at heart!)”

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!)”

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!”

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”

An Explanation of Mindfulness to Help with this Stressful Time

Each day during the week, I will be posting mindfulness activities for my students. We typically start each class period with a mindful minute. When I am not there, they have asked the substitutes if they can still do them. When I mentioned to… Continue Reading “An Explanation of Mindfulness to Help with this Stressful Time”

Balance

I had an epiphany today. Why do we not teach more about balance in schools? Actually I believe that it is a question I already know the answer to, but it really hit me how much of a disservice this is to our students… Continue Reading “Balance”

Your Practice

One of the things that I share with teachers that I have trained is that the number one important element to adding mindfulness to your classroom is making sure that you have your own personal practice. In order to really have an appreciation for… Continue Reading “Your Practice”