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Helping Children Manage Their Emotions

Children experience many different emotions that can be difficult to manage. According to Dr. Rick Nauert's article on psychcentral.com, studies have shown that mindfulness helps children manage their emotions.

Inspirational Quote: New Day

Life is an adventure, each day bringing new memories and experiences. The strength and knowledge that those experiences provide are endless. That is why you should take each day as it comes, and enjoy the mystery of what the new day will bring.

The Importance of Teaching Your Children Empathy

When teaching your children to say sorry for inappropriate actions, it is important to make sure that they know why they are saying it and that they mean it! The best way for children to be able to understand the meaning behind an apology is to teach them empathy. By doing so, your kids will learn to understand how their actions affect the other people around them. In addition teaching them how to put themselves in another persons shoes will benefit not only their personal, but their professional relationships as well. 

The Importance of Listening to Your Body

Many people ignore or don't know how to listen to their bodies. Casey Seidenberg wrote an article on washingtonpost.com talking about how her daughter refused to eat her dinner saying that her body told her not to. Unlike most parents, Casey accepted her daughters decision. She discussed how it is more important to her that her daughter learns to listen to what her body is telling her, even if that means getting less protein for one day. 

How Self-Talk Can Help You Get Better at a New Skill

Many people think that the only way to get better at something is to keep practicing it over and over again. Well according to an article by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe on HuffingtonPost.com, studies show that self-talk can help people improve their skills. For example people who tell themselves "I will do better next time" usually end up seeing better results on their next attempt. In addition to self-talk, the article also discusses how imagining yourself doing better at an activity can also help you get better at that activity. 

How Mindfulness Practices Can Benefit You Emotionally and Physically

There are various mindfulness techniques to help you improve your emotional and physical health. An article on HelpGuide.org talks about the practice that it takes to become comfortable with mindfulness techniques. Each method is different, therefore you may have to try a couple different techniques before you find the one that works best for you. The article also sates that mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment, and being able to accept it without judgments. 

The Importance of Forgiving Others

Learning how to forgive is an important step to relieving burdens that have been brought on by other people. Elisha Goldstein's article on Mindful.org talks about how another persons pain, ignorance, or confusion can be the cause of these burdens. She also points out that the best thing about forgiveness is that it only takes one person, you!  It can be difficult to know how to forgive. Elisha suggests to think about the situation that has caused your resentment. while you are immersed in the emotions that that situation caused, observe your emotions and how you feel physically.