Fiji Time

When I went to Fiji to build septic tanks as a teenager, I learned pretty quickly that time works differently there. They call it “Fiji Time.” It’s slow, and it’s present. Little did I know that a few key experiences while there would be some of the building blocks to help me understand why mindfulness really matters. …

Valentine’s Day Mindfulness Activities

There is something spectacular about every season. Take time with your children this Valentine’s day to notice the unique attributes of hearts and love. Here are FIVE Valentine’s day mindfulness activities to use with your My Mindful Mat to get you started. (This post was originally posted on our product page at MyMindfulMat.com) 1. Speaking Love Have…

Fall Mindfulness Activities

Mindfulness is a great way to connect with your family while also strengthening your emotional, intellectual and self reliant skills. The following post was originally posted on MyMindfulMat.com. There is something spectacular about every season. Take time with your children this fall to notice the unique attributes of autumn. Here are a few fall mindfulness…

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Be Your Child’s “CALM DOWN!”

The first person who needs to be calm when a child is having a tantrum is YOU. You’re not alone if you’ve raised your voice to ironically tell your child to “calm down!” We all need that reminder. My Mindful Mat is just as much for the parents as it is for the children. Let’s…

Rethink Time Out

Life is new to our little ones. Think about a new job. How well would you have done if you had been thrown into it with no training? So why do we expect our little ones to handle big emotions without any training? Here we’ll talk briefly about how you can take the traditional time out and time in methods and turn them into emotion regulation training.

Balanced Life Chart

It’s easy to fall into a rut with the technology around us. Help your child (or yourself) keep a balanced life with this simple FREE DIY Balanced Chore Chart. WHY & WHAT We live in a world that makes it easy to become one dimensional. By accomplishing something in each of the 6 balanced life…