Discussion on strategies to support gifted kiddos who are perfectionists

I am going to post my  assignment for my Gifted class as a blog post this week…. I know I know it’s kinda cheating!  But I like some of the points I made here and want to share!  The assignment this week was all about gifted children’s tendency to be perfectionists….and not in a good … Continue Reading

Gifted child? …..Overexcitability not ADHD

Overexcitability not ADHD Mindfulness has been a powerful door that has opened up a whole new world of understating for me .  This mind blowing experience of truly causing and noticing our thoughts combined with the understanding that there are neurological reasons for our actions- has given me the ability to see that space between … Continue Reading

reflect, re-group, re-route

I have taken some time off to reflect, re-group and re-route. Last spring I was caught up in a beautiful and exciting wave of introducing mindfulness to educators in my district.  I did about 16 presentations and or workshops introducing the basics of mindfulness in education and the possibilities that go with this must need … Continue Reading

Mindfulness Books on my book shelf

I have been asked a lot lately about the books I am reading and recommend for mindfulness.  There are many wonderful books on mindfulness.  Honestly, it is like candy for the brain…Most of my collection is focused on mindfulness in education.  There are also some great mindfulness books for parents out there, I have a few and … Continue Reading

Connections bring joy

I am in awe of this simple truth, as Humans we need to connect. Like everything in the mindfulness literature, this idea is so simple…and yet people walk around every day missing the point. As teachers (if you are not a teacher keep reading because this type of connecting applies to all of humanity) we … Continue Reading

Your eyes dilate, blood that normally flows through your organs is diverted to your muscles, your heart rate increases, you sweat…

….and it’s all because your daughter ruined your favorite LuLu Lemon pants! Fight or Flight is something we should ALL understand about our mind and bodies its a function of what scientists call our sympathetic nervous system… Not just highly reactive people…but every child, every teen, and every adult can be empowered to live a … Continue Reading

Oh Shift! A simple lesson in shifting our focus and awareness

Last Thursday in my 6th grade, social studies class I was talking to the students about picking their #oneword2017. I will write another post on this amazing lesson, but today I have to share a funny, mindfulness story and I only have a little window of time to post. So, I am showing the students a plethora of … Continue Reading

Mindfully Connect

Finding a domain name was a bit of a challenge….  I wanted a .com and so there were not a whole lot of choices for a reasonable price.  Much to my surprise I found mindfullyconnect.com and bought the domain name right away.  I wasn’t even sure if I made the right choice for my blog… … Continue Reading

Finding my path to mindful living…my first steps to mindful tools

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. I have always loved this ancient Chinese Proverb, as it inspires me to take those steps- to go for things that seem difficult or impossible…..But today, as I sit here reflecting on how my mindfulness journey began these were the first words that came to mind.  … Continue Reading