As educators, we know that testing can be a stressful experience for our students. However, did you know that the way a student’s nervous system is regulated can have a significant impact on their ability to stay focused and calm during testing, as well as their ability to access the thinking part of their brain, […]
Have You Wondered Why There Are So Many More Behavioral Issues in Classrooms Today?
There are two questions that pop into my mind: The first is: Is this the result of COVID? Trauma? I have been working in schools for more than 30 years, and I know that issues of disruption, aggression, non-compliance, defiance, etc. were on the rise well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. And, the truth is, […]
The Universal Language of Kindness
I hope today (and everyday) you find new and creative ways to express the compassion and kindness that is within you. When you take a moment or two each day to reconnect to your true essence of goodness, it is so much easier to see the places it exists outside of you. In the people […]
The Emotion of Love As A Daily Expression
It feels appropriate to dedicate this month’s blog to the topic of love. However, this is not a blog about Valentine’s Day traditions of date nights, chocolate hearts and mushy cards. Today, I want to dive into the actual emotion of love as a daily experience, explore how it is sensed within us, and inquire […]
What I Learned from My Fancy (And Very Expensive) Dyson Vacuum
I don’t know about you, but I love a clean floor. My family actually makes fun of me. But I don’t care. I love walking barefooted in my house and not feeling pieces of dirt, foot, dust, etc. stick to the bottom of my feet. So that you know I am not totally crazy, I […]
You Are The Sky
As I sit and begin planning our 20+ family celebration of Christmas and the the last night of Hanukah this weekend, I notice my mind bouncing from appetizer recipes to thoughts of …. Who will drink too much? Who will show up in a bad mood? Who will be too loud, too withdrawn, too lazy […]
Warrior Pose Can Help You (And Your Kids) Tackle The Holiday Season
The holidays are often a time for excessive parties and social gatherings. I remember as a child how overwhelming it was to be around so many people at one time, even if they were family. I come from a big extended family that always expected strong hugs, kisses, and time around the dining room table […]
Still Struggling to Get Your Students to “Buy-in” to Mindfulness?
Have you struggled to get BUY-IN from your older students????? Today, we’re sharing The Zensational Kids’ method of gaining students’ interest, trust, and desire to try mindfulness. If you have been following the research and science of mindfulness in the classroom over the past decade, you know that mindfulness offers many positive outcomes related to […]