A Gratitude Practice in the Palm of Your Hand

Brother David Steindl-Rast is quoted as saying “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in the palm of our hands . . .” I love this idea. It’s so empowering to believe that gratitude, which is always available to us, can be used at any time to help us cultivate feelings of happiness and relax, focus and trust in our own self-worth.

I’m …

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Pay Attention

How many times do you think your children have heard some version of “pay attention?” Now ask yourself how many times anyone has actually tried to explain to your child HOW to pay attention.

One of my favorite ways of introducing mindfulness to kids is with the promise that someone, finally, is going to teach them what it means when we ask them to pay attention.

So, what do …

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