Meditation for Kids — Tejal Patel 
June 2, 2020
Meditation is a powerful tool to help us stay grounded as adults. But what about kids? What does it really look like for a child to meditate?
Banish from your mind an image of that child sitting still silently for hours. In this week’s episode of the Mindful Mama podcast, Tejal Patel shares active meditations from the Kundalini yoga tradition that help children deal with different feelings.(more…)
How to Raise Resilient Kids — Chris Willard 
August 4, 2020
The most important quality I want for my kids during these difficult times is probably what you want: resilience. Our kids need the capacity to overcome hard times, because we cannot (and would not want to) protect them from every single one of life’s difficulties. In this episode I talk to author and psychologist Chris Willard about raising resilience.(more…)
How to Talk To Kids — Oren Jay Sofer 
January 29, 2019
What are some of the pitfalls to avoid when talking to kids? When communicating in general? In this episode, I talk to Oren Jay Sofer, author of the new book, Say What You Mean, which brings together mindfulness and NonViolent Communication. Learn simple yet powerful practices to develop healthy, effective, and more satisfying ways of communicating.
Meditation for Fidgity Skeptics – Jeff Warren 
April 10, 2018
Talking to Jeff Warren was like talking to my long-lost meditation friend who totally “got it.” His story about how meditation helped him notice the “neurotic ways he was in pain,” will help you understand the power of this practice at a deeper level. (more…)
What our kids REALLY want
December 2, 2015
“We can’t give people what we don’t have. Who we are matters immeasurably more than what we know or who we want to be.” – Brene Brown
I’m writing from my mother’s couch. We’re having a moment of quiet after a number of boisterous days with my family. The clan ranges from 22 months at our youngest to 93 years at our oldest.
It’s been a joyful and often cacophonous visit. Perhaps much like your experience with your own family.
We come together because we want to connect. Like all human beings, we’re hard-wired for connection and belonging. We’re habitual. But we’re also un-skillful.
We may want to connect and share our love, but often our words bring up suffering for another person.
That’s pretty abstract. Let me get down to an example. (more…)