How are you a peaceful warrior? What do you stand for? In this class for kids ages 3-9yrs, Lani shares how we show peace to our bodies, peace to others and peace to the earth. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the ultimate Peaceful Warrior- we like to think about how we can make change by fighting for equality, justice and freedom for all beings, no matter what color your skin is or where you come from. Now more then ever, this is an important lesson. The Peace Book by Todd Parr Set up the class by reading a few pages from this book- pick out pages that share ways to be kind and peaceful to yourself, others and the earth. Peace Breath Place hands to your mouth and take a big inhale- exhale all your breath into your hands. Place hands on your belly and breath in… Read More »
School to Summer Transitions
This time of year is pretty challenging for some families. School is ending, routines and schedules are changing and the worry and anxiety of not knowing what’s next sets in for some. Here is a video of my dream team friends and I chatting about transitions and how we manage them in our lives. It’s a really great one, you won’t want to miss it! Here are 6 of our favorite tools for transitions 1. Set Goals As a family, think of a goal or goals you’d like to set for this summer. You can write it out on a big chart paper, make a list for each family member individually, or write some as a family. My friend Sue from Budding Buddhas did this activity with a group of tween girls and said it made a huge impact on them. Use my FREE download Goal Writing worksheet with your… Read More »
Put Down That Cell Phone!
This past weekend we took a vacation to California to see all our west coast friends and celebrate LOVE at a gorgeous wedding tucked into an apple orchard in the mountains of San Luis Obispo. It was so beautiful. I did not work for 5 days, I did not respond to email, go on social media (except to post photos every evening) and basically shut down my brain. It was exactly what I needed. As someone who can feasibly work 24/7, taking time off is IMPERATIVE for me. I also celebrated my 48th trip around the sun with dozens of my besties and it was just the celebration I needed. While we are patiently waiting for spring to appear here in the Northeast, we can think about more ways to bring mindfulness to our daily life. Yes, the flowers are blooming (and they are GORGEOUS) but do you miss it because… Read More »