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Honoring Differentiation

By |2018-09-27T03:54:02+00:00September 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Honoring Differentiation  “We are all vulnerable to confusing closeness with sameness. Real intimacy requires a profound respect for differences.” - Harriet Lerner  Standing in with our hands on our hearts and our eyes closed, the women in our Mindful Moms circle drew in a slow, deep breath as we said silently in our minds, “This [...]

Shaming moms doesn’t make anyone’s kids safer 

By |2018-09-04T15:11:33+00:00August 31st, 2018|News, Parenting|

Shaming moms doesn't make anyone's kids safer  In 2011, writer and editor Kim Brooks had the police called on her -- and ended up pleading guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor (to avoid the risk of losing custody of her child) -- because she left her then-4-year-old son in the car [...]

How to practice mindfulness and lessen stress 

By |2018-08-30T19:16:52+00:00August 30th, 2018|Corporate Wellness, Health and Wellness|

How to practice mindfulness and lessen stress  CPAs face pressure all year long — whether during the traditional busy season for tax work or afterwards when working on tight deadlines for other projects.  "The world was fast-paced 30 years ago, and with technology, it's a runaway freight train," said Jeffrey Schwartz, CPA, founder of Jeffrey [...]

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids 

By |2018-09-04T16:43:18+00:00August 30th, 2018|Health and Wellness, Parenting, Yoga|

The Benefits of Yoga for Kids   By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better.  Yoga (meaning union or yoke) is the practice of accessing and integrating all aspects of our true nature -- body, mind, and spirit -- in the pursuit of inner harmony, says Alexandra De Collibus, a yoga teacher and [...]

How to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens 

By |2018-08-30T19:10:14+00:00August 30th, 2018|Health and Wellness, Parenting|

How to Get Your Kids Off Their Screens   “Can we have some screen time?”  I get this request from my daughters (ages 7 & 9) almost every afternoon. Sometimes I say yes, sometimes I say no. When I say no, sometimes my kids throw tantrums, but mostly they don’t. Mostly they find something else to [...]

It’s not all in your mind: Meditation affects the brain to help you stress less 

By |2018-08-30T19:06:48+00:00August 30th, 2018|Corporate Wellness, Health and Wellness, Yoga|

It's not all in your mind: Meditation affects the brain to help you stress less   In Australia about one in six adults practice meditation while one in 10 practice yoga.  People often turn to yoga or meditation as a way to take time out and manage the stress of their day-to-day lives.  Stress is common, and ongoing stress can contribute to [...]

‘Hamilton’ composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mom shares her best advice on how to raise successful children

By |2018-08-30T18:59:51+00:00August 30th, 2018|News, Parenting|

'Hamilton' composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s mom shares her best advice on how to raise successful children   Lin-Manuel Miranda composed the hit musical "Hamilton." He is a MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. He's earned 16 Tony Nominations and won 11 Tony Awards. And the list goes on. He is successful in many ways.  [...]

Helping Kids With A.D.H.D., and Their Families, Thrive 

By |2018-08-30T18:54:37+00:00August 30th, 2018|Health and Wellness, Parenting|

Helping Kids With A.D.H.D., and Their Families, Thrive  When a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it affects everybody in the family, said Dr. Mark Bertin, a developmental pediatrician in Pleasantville, N.Y. Parents need to understand the nature of A.D.H.D., he said, and appreciate that it affects “a host of self-management skills,” which play out in school [...]

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