Bored, I’m so bored, bored bored bored. I’m bored to death, audible heavy sigh. Bored bored bored. Is this a common and recurring chorus in your home this summer? Being bored is boring. Or is it? Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves. Dr. Vanessa LaPointe Being bored is saying no to chaos and yes to calm. Being bored is saying no to consumerism and yes to minimalism. Being bored is saying no to all the outside stimulus and saying yes to imagination. How do we teach kids to be bored when it’s so boring? Part of it is getting past the mundane drone of their current state of being, then having the patience for them to figure out what to do in the nothingness. What did you used to do when you were bored as a kid?… Read More »
Please enjoy this meditation that begins in your heart and spreads love to others in need.
From Winter to Spring As we head into spring, our bodies and minds are ready for the warmth yet it’s still feeling like winter. Yesterday we had this surprise snow which was beautiful coming down, and then thankfully disappeared by the warmth of the afternoon. This sums up spring in the Northeast. I remember it was way more defined growing up in NJ- and April to me (my birthday month) was SPRING. These days, it’s just not how we remembered it to be, and now in this first week of April, it’s still only 40 degrees. That’s COLD. We still have our basket of hats, gloves, scarves in the hall. Our winter boots are lined up and coats are still hanging. Yet the buds are forming on the trees and the early flowers such as crocus, snowdrops and daffodils are popping up everywhere. This in between feeling can make us… Read More »