by Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick Founders, Mindfulness Everyday This year will be the third year that Steve and I will be attending the conference. Why do we keep going back? Aside from the obvious (a welcome break from our frigid Canadian winters), the conference brings together leaders in the field of mindfulness in education, […]
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Reposted with permission from Mindful Teachers Amy Saltzman, M.D., director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education, is a pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth. Dr. Saltzman is the author of A Still Quiet Place and the creator of a 10-week Online Practicum for K-12 Educators. Her CDs Still Quiet […]
By LeesaMaree Bleicher Albert Schweitzer said, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” Nowhere is this spark as bright than in the heart of a youth. Nowhere […]
by Lynea Gillen, MS A wonderful anecdote from senior yoga teacher Patricia Walden recently caught my eye in a post at Yoga Journal. She recalled a statement BKS Iyengar made to her when she struggled with depression: “If you open your armpits, you’ll never get depressed.” She was in her early 20s then. She never […]
by Bethany Butzer I’ve always been obsessed with achievement – especially when it comes to school. My achievement junkie status even brought me all the way to the ivory tower of Harvard. Getting here, however, has involved more than a few upsets, breakdowns, and dark nights of the soul. As a perfectionistic child, I quickly […]
By LeesaMaree Bleicher I have always thought the nature of my heart’s calling is to plant seeds of confidence, compassion and caring in the hearts of youth’s spirits. I hope for a bud to sprout and one day blossom into its brightest potential. The seeds I scatter seem weightless and tiny in comparison to the […]