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Mindful Life for Parents

Last week was one of those weeks. My husband was out of town, I was sick and overwhelmed by work deadlines, the dog rolled in something that smelled awful, and my living room looked like an episode from a show about hoarders. It was my day to drive carpool, and all of the kids were...
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Whether you have younger children who meltdown by throwing tantrums or older children who meltdown by rolling their eyes and retreating to their room, you are probably making a common mistake. Maybe you give your child a time out. Maybe you even get your child to take a few deep breaths and then offer your...
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For the next four weeks, we’re publishing an article with small yet meaningful tips that will help you make this month a Mindful March for Parents.  If your to-do list is as long as mine, I bet the idea of stopping for 30 minutes to do nothing makes you feel anxious. Am I right? But...
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From Teenager to Mean-ager

When your children are young, their lives revolve around family. They come to you for comfort, guidance, reassurance and safety—for almost everything. Then they reach adolescence, and family takes second stage as their peers become the center of their attention. They engage with you less. They roll their eyes at everything you say. They spend...
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Mindful Life mindfulness gift guide: Why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year?

It’s that time of year—gift-giving time. How is it that such a generous tradition has become a stressful buying-and-getting event? Amidst the hustle and bustle, we could all use a reminder to stop and breathe. So why not put a little mindfulness in your loved ones’ stockings this year? [Start by tweeting that!] Here are...
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4 mindfulness tips to manage your mental burden by Dr. Kristen Race, Mindful Life. From the article, “You’ve Had it Up to Here—Now, How to Fix It.” (MindfulLifeToday.com)

It was the day before our six-week journey to Costa Rica. My husband and I had been to the store at least six times in the two days leading up to the trip when I found myself sitting on the toilet and realizing we were completely out of toilet paper. Not down to the last...
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