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The Secret to Longevity? Community!

The Secret to Longevity? Community!

The Rosetans had created a social structure which insulated them from the pressures of the modern world. They were healthy because of where they were from and the world they had created for themselves.

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Openly discussing 9/11 in class

Openly discussing 9/11 in class

It’s the second day of school and I’ve guided my students in short meditations, discussed how it’s a communications class, and ya, got into some heavy discussions about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. These conversations are an effective way to insert social and emotional learning into your classes using current events.

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MINDFULNESS is EXHAUSTING!

MINDFULNESS is EXHAUSTING!

The irony is that I preach mindfulness, and as I practice it, I’m changing because of it. Still, if only I can just be without concentrating so seriously on the art of being. So much of my energy is spent asking myself if I’m in the moment, instead of just being in the moment. I’m pulling myself out of my own life by reminding myself to constantly concentrate on it.

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Just Hold on a Minute!

Welcome to the Mindful Minute Nature Series – all it takes is one minute to reduce the negative effects of stress on your physical, mental and emotional system. Just watch – you can gift yourself this one minute of bliss!

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Mindfulness in Nass Valley, BC

Mindfulness in Nass Valley, BC

I’m the first one to say that profound and lasting learning usually takes place when we are uncomfortable, forced to step outside our comfort zones. Well, having just returned from a week up in Nass Valley, BC, I’ve lived that statement.

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Get Rid of the Bully Now!

Get Rid of the Bully Now!

Many of us simply do not know what to do when someone is picking on us. We are made to feel weak in the presence of someone who bullies us. Here are some strategies to help you take control and stop your bully!

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