Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver

be-mindful-breathe-hammockIn today’s fast-paced, hurried world, children have fewer and fewer opportunities to be quiet, breathe, and attend to their inner worlds.

Practicing mindfulness helps build a child’s capacity to tune into their needs and their surroundings. Through games and activities, children practice awareness, attention and acknowledgement of their feelings and emotions. They learn to handle the everyday stresses that life delivers with kindness and compassion for themselves. Through self-compassion and self care, mindful children become mindful human beings with the capacity to connect with themselves and others.

Studies have shown mindful awareness reduces stress, increases focused attention, and improves health.

I work in a private one-on-one setting or in small groups with children ages 3 – 17 to help young people realize the myriad benefits of mindful living.