Week 1: Mindful Bodies and Mindful Listening
Week 2: Sending Kind Thoughts and Body Awareness
Mindful Classrooms is a program through Mindful Schools, in which I have the honor of sharing mindfulness with students throughout the county. Following are the excerpts from the parent newsletter sent at the end of each week.....
It's that time of the year when summer feels like it went way too fast and the school year feels like it’s coming way too soon!
While you take in the last of the unscheduled summer days and contemplate where to locate last year's backpack, consider two additional items to put on your child's Back-to-School To Do list: Mindfulness and Empathy.
In a nutshell....
Mindfulness is an awareness I have about what's going inside for me. My thoughts, feelings, surroundings, sensations.
Empathy is an awareness I have about what's going on inside for you. Your thoughts, feelings, surroundings, sensations.
I have a loved one that suffers with severe mental illness. He's a brilliant, beautiful, creative person who told spellbinding, captivating stories of far away places and taught me to not be afraid of the dark. But just as quick and easy as flicking a light switch on and off, our lives changed from moment to moment.