Category: mindfulness exercises

Spreading Loving Kindness

Here we are in the last week of Virtual Learning. It does not feel at all like the end of the school year typically feels like. It all seems so strange. I remember writing a blog post so close the beginning of this experience… Continue Reading “Spreading Loving Kindness”

Have you been taught how to Pay Attention??

Think back to your own childhood in school. Your teacher probably had a lot of requests for you and your classmates. “Please no talking when the teacher is talking!” “Please take a seat.” “Take out your homework”. “Please pay attention!” All of these requests… Continue Reading “Have you been taught how to Pay Attention??”

Mindfulness, Emotions, and Virtual Hugs

Today has been a rough day. From the moment that I woke up, I have been filled with emotions. Tears have come very easy on and off all morning. It all started with my morning mindfulness session. I typically meditate every morning. One thing… Continue Reading “Mindfulness, Emotions, and Virtual Hugs”

Follow the Leader Breathing Exercise

Click HERE for the video of this exercise! If you have found that breathing exercises are an anchor for you, here is a great one to practice. It is based on the old childhood game of follow the leader. In this practice, you follow… Continue Reading “Follow the Leader Breathing Exercise”

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!)”

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!”