By Rachael Koeson,
Certified Hakomi Practitioner
My youngest is 3 and I am just beginning to have a regular sitting meditation practice. I have done lots of sitting meditation off and on through the years but it ...Continue Reading → Share
Imagine bringing mindfulness into your parenting journey. Imagine finding a source of peace and acceptance with yourself and your kids, even at the worst of times. Imagine being able to take a breath and pause before you react in an unhelpful way. Imagine developing ...Continue Reading → Share
by April Hadley, LLMSW
I have been a parent for just over 14 years. I think that should make me an expert. In fact, if I gave a significant portion of my time and energy to almost any other subject for 14 years straight, I am confident I would feel some measure of competency. But these rules do not seem to apply to parenting. ...Continue Reading → Share
by April Hadley, MSW
This is one of the most common questions I am asked when people find out that I teach mindfulness meditation for a living. I am often met with a look of confusion when I answer, “I don’t teach my kids how to practice meditation.”
Let me explain. But before I do, ...Continue Reading → Share
by April Hadley
What does it mean to be a mindful parent?
Is a mindful parent unusually kind? Is a mindful parent unusually happy? Is a mindful parent unusually patient? A mindful parent may be some of these things some of the time, but they are also something more. Rather, they practice something more.
This practice will help you become a wiser and more discerning parent.
It will help you become a calmer and less reactive parent.
It will help you let go ...