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Co-Regulation and Hoberman Sphere

Co-Regulation and Hoberman Sphere

Originally posted on the 1000 Petals Blog by Stephanie Kennelly What should you do when an agitated child refuses to do any breathwork or movement? We often say, “you are the intervention”. In fact, we dedicated an entire blog post to the idea of practicing these...

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We All Need Downtime – Parents & Kids Alike

We All Need Downtime – Parents & Kids Alike

One day while sharing a lesson on work-play balance, I asked the group of sixth graders I was working with, “What happens if you were to play all the time?” They said that you’d live with your parents for the rest of your life. “So, what happens if you work too much?”...

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A New Sleep Routine for the New School Year

A New Sleep Routine for the New School Year

The start of a new school year brings plenty of challenges, including the basic business of getting back into its usual rhythms and routine. For kids, this can be especially difficult after a summer of growing accustomed to staying up and sleeping in later than usual....

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Mr. Rogers & the Place of Radical Caring in Education

Mr. Rogers & the Place of Radical Caring in Education

In angry, challenging times like our own, it’s all the more important for us to pay attention to reminders of the best we can be. They are a source of hope, courage, motivation. And right now, we have a marvelous reminder in the acclaimed documentary Won’t You Be My...

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Many Paths to Yoga Calm, Many Paths It Can Lead To

Many Paths to Yoga Calm, Many Paths It Can Lead To

There are many paths that lead people to Yoga Calm. For Pati Richards, it began with running marathons. “I wasn’t interested in yoga at all,” she says, “but everything I read said to do yoga to improve your running, so I took it up.” So when Yoga Calm training was...

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Teachers, You’re Amazing!

Teachers, You’re Amazing!

When high school English teacher Brittni Darras learned that one of her students had tried to kill herself, she was grief-stricken. Darras had known her as “a friendly, intelligent, beautiful, driven, young woman.” As Reader’s Digest recounted, Darras felt helpless...

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Gratitude Comes Right Back to Us

Gratitude Comes Right Back to Us

Though most of my work these days is in continuing to grow Yoga Calm and running a family counseling practice, I still love going into the classroom. The kids inspire me, and being in the classroom helps keep me connected. Lately, I’ve especially enjoyed providing...

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