Mindfulness Truly Blooms in Community

Mindfulness Truly Blooms in Community

Mindfulness has real benefits. The research makes that clear. It can reduce stress. It can reduce emotional reactivity and increase cognitive flexibility. It can boost memory and focus. The list could – and does – go on. Yet those kinds of results also...
Presence & Intent in a Virtual World

Presence & Intent in a Virtual World

One thing that saddened me during my years as a school counselor was how many students carried around negative stories about the world. They believed the world was full of bad guys; that people were out to get them. They also felt bad about themselves. Often, they...
Guest Post: Building Community & Trust Walk

Guest Post: Building Community & Trust Walk

Our gratitude to 1000 Petals for letting us share this great post by Stephanie Kennelly, a third grade teacher in St. Paul, MN, on implementing Yoga Calm’s Trust Walk activity for building community – and our thanks to Stephanie for sharing her insights!...
Join the “NO” Revolution

Join the “NO” Revolution

When I was a young teacher, I was given some good advice by a mentor: Start off the year firm. You can always loosen up. But if you start too loose, you will have a hard time getting the classroom under control later. It took some practice to become very precise and...

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