“I can’t close my eyes, it makes me freak out.” Have you had students that are fearful of closing their eyes while practicing mindfulness? It’s pretty common. Read on to discover a quick and easy solution. During the last few months of the 22-23 school year we started working with several new districts. Since it[...]

It’s August I am already feeling the pull of responsibilities that come at the beginning of every school year. Creating a safe space for students is always high on the priority list in every school I have worked with over the past 30 years. I already received the email about my required “trainings” for: Have[...]

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,[...]

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,[...]

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[...]

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[...]