Tag: Breathing

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!!”

Anxiety, Expectations, and Pressing Pause

This unprecedented time has been teaching me something new every day. Every day I try to find out what I can take away from this pandemic. My most recent revelation is that my anxiety is heightened by my expectations. I don’t know about you,… Continue Reading “Anxiety, Expectations, and Pressing Pause”

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”

Mindfulness for Teachers – Part 2

My focus this year has been spreading the word about the benefits of mindfulness in the classroom. I have had the unbelievable good fortune of presenting at a number of different events about the ways that I have incorporated mindfulness into my classroom and… Continue Reading “Mindfulness for Teachers – Part 2”

Yoga

In my attempt to have a mindful summer and do more mindful activities, I accepted an invitation from a friend to try a new yoga class.  I had tried yoga in the past and have wanted to find a class that would be more… Continue Reading “Yoga”

Breathing

This summer, my goal has been to really sink into mindfulness and make it even more of a daily habit for myself.  I try to start each morning by getting up early, going out onto my deck and do some kind of meditation exercise. … Continue Reading “Breathing”

Mindfulness in the Classroom – The Importance of Science Based Research

Mindfulness, in my opinion, is one of the most effective things I have added to my classroom.  After teaching for more than 20 years, I have been to countless PD workshops on many topics, but nothing has done more for my students than this.… Continue Reading “Mindfulness in the Classroom – The Importance of Science Based Research”

Four Square Breathing

In my research of mindfulness, it has been amazing to me to read about all of the different types of breathing that can help with anxiety.  As someone who can be pretty anxious myself, I have been trying some of these techniques and have… Continue Reading “Four Square Breathing”

Mindful Monday: Breathing

My goal this summer was to use my time to improve my own mindfulness practice and to learn more about it in general so that I could be a better teacher for my students.  I recently attended a workshop on yoga and mindfulness for… Continue Reading “Mindful Monday: Breathing”