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Mindful Parent -Compassion in action. In the car we talk together; they are precious moments. Read this story about a mom who nailed it during a BIG conversation with their child in the car.

Masterful response. I posted this article a year ago and it worth taking the time to read tips how to transform relationships. I am far more compassionate to my kids and it has brought us together.

Tara Brach says:
“To be a fulfilled adults we need two things - like wings of a bird.
We need to 1-be seen and 2- be heard. And when we have these two things we can fly”

https://www.upworthy.com/this-mother-s-description-of-her-tween-son-s-brain-is-a-must-read-for-all-parents
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Teens today have the highest anxiety and depression rates in human history. We need to change to a wellness model in schools.
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Yoga cancelled- Too cold and windy by the waters edge. See you next week. Bring back the sunshine!
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There are plenty of non-traditional routes to a fulfilling life. Following the crowd is not the same as listening to your heart and finding the courage to follow your path.

I was a yoga instructor for years before I became a teacher-librarian. For the first 5 years of my professional career I ‘hid my zen’ at work. Teacher by day- yogi by night. The heart doesn’t work this way. I needed to live with an integrated heart. I started teaching social emotional strategies for stress at school. - brain camp - 80 students showed up the first day!!!!

I feel called to do this work and my life and my experiences have brought me to this place. “not all who wander are lost” ( although it never felt like a plan or purpose at the time)

My mantra “I trust the unfolding of my life”

Full Poem by J.R.R. Tolkien

'All that is gold does not glitter'

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien
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In the mindful self compassion teen class- Cell phones always come up in discussions. BIG issue for teens!!!

I would highly recommend reading the Maclean’s article. Great food for thought.

https://www.macleans.ca/society/how-the-smartphone-affected-an-entire-generation-of-kids?sfns=mo
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