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For Mindful Parents/Teachers: The First Days of School

The faint chill in the air, the hints of yellows and reds in the trees, the first flights of flocks of fully-grown geese… AND the push and shove of antsy parents scrambling for that last orange, plastic, three-hole binder at Target can mean only one thing… TIME FOR SCHOOL!!!!    Now add the letter from … Continue reading For Mindful Parents/Teachers: The First Days of School

Space Camp (Part II of II):  Mindful Teachers Become Students… Communication and Collaboration

(Read Part 1, “Mindfully Embracing an Opportunity”) After arriving at NASA’s Space Camp, parting from our accompanying students, getting the grand tour, and settling into our rooms, we were ready to begin the Space Camp for Educators experience.  On multiple occasions, our counselors told us to “prepare to embrace our inner 12 year olds,” or … Continue reading Space Camp (Part II of II):  Mindful Teachers Become Students… Communication and Collaboration

Mindfulness, the Ultimate “Stay-cation”

I began my personal mindfulness practice by carving out time during my day, usually first thing in the morning, for mindful meditation.  From there, I discovered the added benefits of moving meditation such as mindful walking (or more specifically, “forest bathing,” which is like a mindful hike in nature).  From the get-go, these activities positively … Continue reading Mindfulness, the Ultimate “Stay-cation”

Space Camp (Part I of II): Mindfully Embracing an Opportunity

The 9th of July had arrived.  My sons and I had just returned to New York from a trip to Florida, and here I was, back at the airport with two jittery students on the beginning of our journey to Huntsville, Alabama for a week of Space Camp.  The first thought that ran through my … Continue reading Space Camp (Part I of II): Mindfully Embracing an Opportunity

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