"The Mindful Mama podcast is changing my life in so many good ways. I have had so much fun implementing the things I’m learning,
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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…)
None of us knew just how hard it was going to be as a parent. We mess up constantly. But when we respond to ourselves with harsh criticism and judgement, we leave ourselves feeling helpless and incapable. Even though it can feel strange, the practice of self-compassion is ESSENTIAL to becoming a more mindful parent. My guest today is Dr. Susan M. Pollak, author of “Self-Compassion for Parents.”(more…)
So many of us parents are concerned about what will happen (or not happen) with school this fall. Is it safe? What will the schedule be like? The only thing certain is that it will be different. So perhaps we need to broaden our definition of what it means to do school. Perhaps learning could even go outdoors? I talk to Megan Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten, about how to support kids best in these times.
When our lives are busy, we don’t often see how wasteful our habits can be. But our kids care about the environment and are often passionate about taking steps to protect our planet. Sheila Morovati comes on the Mindful Mama podcast to talk about how she noticed a few simple ways we were wasting and transformed them from waste into abundance.
Are you breathing well? Is your child? My guest today is James Nestor, author of “Breath,” which explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly over the past several hundred thousand years and is now suffering from a laundry list of maladies — snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease — because of it.(more…)