The Problem with Themes in Kids and Teen Yoga Lesson Planning

Themes in and of themselves are not necessarily problematic. When themes are derived from the real-time lives and experiences of our students, they can serve well. Even mythical story themes involving archetypes and morals have a place in the scheme of a curriculum. However, when themes are random and disconnected from our students experiences, they […]

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I am a Dot, You are a Circle: Teen Visualization Technique

My library is full of resources for sharing contemplative arts with young people. One of the oldest and still to this day most relevant books taking residence in my collection was published in 1976, the year after I was born. Dr. Deborah Rozman’s, Meditation for Children, includes several practical techniques that have occupied my teacher […]

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The Bully’s New Clothes

  This post was written by Marina Smerling. You can learn more about Marina on her website http://empathiclistening.com Marina Smerling is a former attorney who is here to launch a love bomb on the epidemic of shame in our world. She is a couples coach, mediator, and one-on-one conflict transformer. Drawing upon her long-time studies […]

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Grassroots Phys Ed Revival

  It’s easy to complain about the current state of affairs in public school. In fact, it can be hard not to. A budgetary crisis has lead to frustrating cuts in physical education programs. Many of us, including parents, teachers and taxpayers, are deeply concerned about the implications these cuts have on our children today, […]

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