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February

Can't sleep? Just breathe


Posted Feb 25, 2010 10:57 AM

I woke up at 2:30 last night. Most of the time I fall back asleep pretty quickly – exhaustion can do that to you. But last night my brain decided it was a good time to worry. My thoughts were all over the place. From the little things (is the front door locked?) to the big things (is our country really safe?).
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Yoga for Kids


Posted Feb 22, 2010 2:33 PM

There is so much good that yoga can teach children. Physically they can benefit from stretching, strength, flexibility and balance. Emotionally they learn calm, focus and courage. Mentally they can achieve balance and self-esteem.
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Sweet Silence


Posted Feb 18, 2010 2:20 PM

As adults we’ve been taught that silence in conversation means the conversation is not going well, that we have nothing to say, that we aren’t getting along. But what does it mean for children? Do we put the weight of the awkward silence on their conversations with their friends as well?
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Release


Posted Feb 16, 2010 12:11 PM

There are so many emotional experiences in the course of a day. Sometimes we work through them and sometimes we just swallow them. Sometimes we need to release them, and in Camryn’s case the ripped sticker was an opportunity to let it all go.
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Valentine's Day


Posted Feb 12, 2010 1:55 PM

Use this occasion to give rather than get and make it about feelings rather than stuff. We blame Hallmark and the media for making this holiday “too overwhelming”, but we have to take responsibility for our role, too. Why do we buy into it? Why do we lose the meaning?
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Gain space, power and peace


Posted Feb 9, 2010 12:16 PM

Elisabeth Shake, professional organizer and owner of Yourganized, is an expert in de-cluttering homes and opening up space for new possibilities. She knows that disorganization can cause us to feel out of balance, but our emotional attachment to “stuff” keeps us from letting go of what we don’t need. Elisabeth was kind enough to answer some of my burning questions…..
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The Coins


Posted Feb 4, 2010 4:21 PM

Several times we explained that the coins were a gift from Grampa Rich and were very special, but at some point they became toys and ended up in a backpack. With a calm but obviously annoyed voice I say, Don't you understand how special these are? Don’t you understand that these are not toys?
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