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Have you heard about these benefits to spending time in Nature? provides an opportunity for increased exercise boosts the immune system. lowers blood pressure. reduces stress. improves mood. increases ability to focus, improves sleep. facilitates communication Strengthens family bonding If you are like most parents, that list of things is exactly what you hope to… Continue reading Ruined Hikes and Resilient Families
I know! Mindfulness and saving the planet don't seem to be related right? We are constantly told we need to DO something about climate change. And, of course, we do! But maybe first we need to just sit still for a moment. Believe it or not, there have been a number of studies that have… Continue reading Sitting quietly to save the world?
For our kids who accept the reality of climate change it can be really frustrating and hard to understand when they see other people continuing to go about "business as usual". Just like it helps to be able to identify emotions (that is the first step in moving beyond an emotional response to a problem),… Continue reading How climate change is like a bowl of goldfish
This post will guide you through an exercise/ meditation to help you and your children learn how to cope with the emotions that learning about climate change brings up. For more posts like this one, click on the "Mindfulness" tab in the menu Climate Psychologists tell us that the primary reason that we humans (especially… Continue reading Ice Meditation