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Sleep Loss in Kids (and How to Prevent it)

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Explore the effects of sleep loss in kids Most of us know that sleep is essential to children’s health. That’s pretty common knowledge, but a recent study found that even 39 minutes of less sleep per night can negatively affect kids.  The importance of sleep for kids A research study recently published in the Journal of […]

What is Micro Meditation and Why Should Kids Practice It?

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Explore micro meditation for kids According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 15% of youth globally experience a mental health disorder before they are 19 years old. Of this percentage, depression and anxiety are two of the leading causes that account for this global occurrence. Psychological well-being and socio-emotional learning can act as protective […]

Using Scent in Meditation

Using Scent in meditation

Discover the benefits behind using scent in meditation Have you ever walked into a bakery and had the sweet smells remind you of baking cookies in your grandma’s kitchen? Or, when applying suntan lotion been instantly taken back to a beach vacation? One squeeze of sunscreen puts you on the beach hearing the roar of […]

Using Meditation To Cope With Holiday Stress

Using Meditation To Cope With Holiday Stress

A loving-kindness meditation is the practice of sending love to yourself, your loved ones, others, and all creatures on the earth. It’s about opening your heart to this unconditional love, connecting with it, and…

3 Important Lessons a Quarterback Can Teach Kids About Meditation

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When you think about football, European or American, you probably don’t think about meditation. But because of J.J. McCarthy, the star quarterback of Michigan, you definitely should. In postgame interviews, articles, and podcasts, McCarthy often shares how his meditation practice helps him on and off the field. He credits meditation with:

Mindful Ways to Ease Separation Anxiety in Kids

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Explore mindful ways to ease separation anxiety in kids Separation anxiety affects all of us at every age and stage: Babies and toddlers, who are fearful of anyone but their primary caregivers. Preschoolers and kindergartners, attending school for the first time. School-aged kids learning to navigate sleep-overs and summer camp. College students, leaving home for […]

Why Meditating with a Teddy Bear Calms Kids

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Learn the benefits behind meditating with a teddy bear Looking for the perfect meditation companion for you and your little one? More than beloved toys, meditating with a teddy bear is great mindful practices. Teddy bears soothe young and old with their gentle, calming presence. Thinking about your favorite teddy, or famous bears like Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, […]

7 Ways to Slay the Sunday Scaries

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Explore ways to help kids combat the Sunday scaries What are the “Sunday scaries”? The Sunday Scaries are feelings like anxiety, dread, or unease related to the week ahead. Transitioning from the more relaxed and fun weekend routine to the more structured and hectic weekday routine can be hard. Anxious feelings often begin on Sunday […]

Does Meditation Help Meltdown Kids? Yes!

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Learn how meditation can improve meltdowns We’ve all been there. In a grocery store, at the mall, or even in our littles one’s room at bedtime, when it happens…a massive meltdown.  It may be a tantrum when your little one hasn’t gotten their own way:  a piece of candy, staying up later, an extra episode of their favorite […]