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A Reflection in Stewardship

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

“The Guesthouse”~ Jelaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house.   A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.   Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may […]

Video: “The High Price of Materialism”

Monday, April 6th, 2015

What are the real costs to a society that appears to reinforce and perpetuate materialistic values? Is this “GOOD LIFE” worth the damage we cause to self, others, and our planet in the neurotic pursuit of material goods? Is this “GOODS LIFE” really a good life as prioritizing materialistic values seem to negatively impact our […]

Poem: “Children Learn What They Live”

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

~By writer and family counselor, Dorothy Law Nolte Ph.D.   If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy. If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, they learn […]

“Imagine” with John Lennon

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Although you may not relate to all that was written into the lyrics of “Imagine” by John Lennon, there are many words here that resonate with our sentiments for a united world… in living for the moment… and in living a life of peace. Are we simply dreamers who want to awaken to a more […]

The Gift of An Ordinary Day

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Much wonder in our lives is simply experienced in the ordinary… As our children grow older- and as we grow older, we are in the midst of a life that is ever-changing. As difficult as it may seem as a parent, we must learn to let go and to embrace the impermanence of our family. […]

Introducing MyMeditative Kidswear

Friday, June 20th, 2014

All of the illustrated characters for the “Meditative Moments” website were inspired and created to help us remember our inherent capacities for present-moment awareness and well-being. Our “MyMeditative Kidswear“ t-shirts are fun simple designs. They offer kid-friendly illustrations and sentiments that remind us of the natural goodness and kindness already within us. Designed in Bethany […]

Video: ‘Breathing Buddies’

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

In this short video clip, best-selling author Daniel Goleman shares a simple but effective exercise he observed that helps young children develop more self-control with their emotions, as well as their inner capacities for awareness (attention) and concentration. Focus-training as simple as repetitiously watching the breath…

Mindfulness in Schools

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The conversation of mindfulness in schools- in education- in facilitating quieter, calmer, more focused, productive, and compassionate students is a growing movement across the country. More and more schools are adopting and integrating various forms of mindfulness-based programs into their curricula as there continues to be growing evidence validating their effectiveness in the classroom- for […]

Video: “The Story of Enemy Pie”

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Here is a wonderful and insightful story by Derek Munson called “Enemy Pie”. It’s a great resource to use in helping children with a more mindful approach to “resolving conflict”. Whether you have a child in need, or not. This story is artfully presented by Camryn Manheim for “BookPALS“, a “StorylineOnline“, brought to you by […]

The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Take a few moments here & now to watch this inspiring video uploaded on YouTube by power-user, ZeFrank. How ‘sweet’ is our life when we realize its real impermanence… The average life span may seem rather lengthy with its 28,835 days, but we fill this time and space with so many routine activities that there […]