Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children: Kind Wishes

Many of the practices that support our well-being and happiness as adults are wonderful for children as well, but the way that they are taught must be developmentally appropriate and meet their sometimes very different needs.

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Mindfulness of “Selfing”

Here is a talk from the San Rafael Meditation group with Rick Hanson. It is titled, “Mindfulness of “Selfing”” More information on the San Rafael Meditation group can be found here.

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Sean Kyler’s Valedictorian Speech

Sean Kyler gives such a powerful speech touching on topics such as celebrating your successes, preservation and looking at the future with hope and positivity

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Be Friendly

Friend or Foe? The Practice: Be friendly. Why? Friendliness is a down-to-earth approach to others that is welcoming and positive. Think about a time when someone was friendly to you – maybe drawing you into a gathering, saying hello on the sidewalk, or smiling from…

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The Power of Mindfulness: Shauna Shapiro

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

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Right Livelihood

Introduction The Eightfold Path is the fourth of the Buddha’s Noble Truths, and it is the way leading to the uprooting of the causes of suffering, and thus to increasingly stable and profound peacefulness, wisdom, virtue, and happiness.

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Spirit Rock

Taking some “me” time and visiting Spirit Rock for any one of their programs would be very beneficial for those seeking to grow their inner strengths.

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Your Wonderful Brain

Although your brain isn’t heavy – about three pounds of soft, gooshy tissue-like tapioca pudding – it has about 1.1 trillion cells altogether. It literally is the most complex object known in the universe.

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A Caring, Joyful Heart

As you probably know, compassion and loving kindness are central elements of Buddhism. They arise naturally in response to one of those three fundamental characteristics of existence: interdependence/not-self/emptiness.

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Chris Picco Sings “Blackbird” to Son in NICU

After his wife unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep, Lennon was delivered by emergency c-section at just 24 weeks. Chris decided to bring his guitar to sing Blackbird to his baby, Lennon

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