I'm delighted to be contributing to the Library as Incubator blog 'Book to Boogie' project thanks to curator Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books and Pirouettes. Here's my first contribution!
One thing at a time. Take it one thing at a time. Your brain, your heart, and your psyche will thank you. ❤️
I've been reminding myself to choose my words with care - when I have the presence of mind to do so of course. 😝
When I do, I'm choosing to say 'I GET to do...' instead of 'I HAVE to do...' and it makes a big, big difference. 'I GET to do the laundry for my family.' 'I GET to take my dogs on a long walk.' One word. Big shift. 💚
Take care of yourself first. You need your own care most of all. All the good you do for you will filter through to all the others with whom you interact, naturally. ❤️💛💚💙💜
When teachers practice self-care by learning to be mindful of themselves, their skill in self-regulation translates directly to their students and the classroom.... Research on this work reveals that students feel more engaged and focused when teachers attune to themselves. Teacher anxiety, depression, feelings of burnout, being rushed, and perceived stress all go down. Get inspired by reading more here.
Take a breath. Meditate with us and align your energies today.
From boredom blossoms creativity! Amen to this.
May all beings everywhere have peace.
May all beings everywhere have happiness.
May all beings everywhere be at ease.
May all beings everywhere be free from pain and suffering.
I tell children that their brains are like a house, with an upstairs (the neocortex: our thinking brain) and a downstairs (the limbic system: our feeling brain). It’s a really simple way to help kids to think about what’s going on inside their head.
This is why I do what I do. Because this isn't acceptable. This isn't okay. This needs to change.
“At one end of the scale we’ve got four-year-olds being tested. At the other end we’ve got teenagers facing the prospect of leaving university with record amounts of debt. Anxiety is the fastest growing illness in under 21s. These things are not a coincidence.”
One of my Year 5 students told me in passing that she's been practicing the Maitri - Loving Kindness meditation I taught her last term. My heart is so full!
May you be safe...
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you be at peace
I love seeing these photos of the students at Vega Schools in Delhi doing yoga! What a special feeling knowing I had the privilege of sharing my program with the fabulous teachers. ❤️💖💛💚💙💜
whYoga founder Skip Oliver taught me these years ago - 'No-hands, sit-down stands!' Come to my yoga sessions and I'll sort you out if you need to practice these...
Four new eye pillows now available in my etsy shop! Come and take a look.