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Take a deep breath, slow down to navigate into a richer more fulfilling life.
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10 Actions for Happier Living

10 Actions for Happier Living | Unplug | Scoop.it
Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We want a society that prioritises the things that really matter.
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We all have a different path to happiness.  Yet research shows there are ten key things you can do towards creating a happier life.

 

  1. Set your intention for happiness
  2. Discover 3 positive things each day
  3. Create a happiness group
  4. Be kind to and do kind things for others
  5. Bring mindfulness into your day
  6. Look for the good in those around you
  7. Thank people to whom you are grateful
  8. Organize a party in your neighborhood
  9. If you are struggling, seek help
  10. Use positive parenting techniques
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Mindfulness is Not Hitting Someone in the Mouth

Mindfulness is Not Hitting Someone in the Mouth | Unplug | Scoop.it
This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach our kids mindfulness.
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The title of this Scoop are the words of an 11-year old boy who had just completed a mindfulness training program offered by his school. 

 

I think it's fair to say that most teachers and parents would prefer a child learn early on how to keep calm during intense situations.  But how can we teach our children mindfulness?

 

(1) Practice mindfulness yourself.  You cannot teach what you do not know.

(2) Your children will benefit from your mindfulness practice, whether you teach it to them or not.

(3) Teach your child in a way that resonates with them personally.

(4) Unlike older children, younger children need a "prop" to help them focus on their breath.

(5) Don't force it; mindfulness should never be a punishment.

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Parenting in a Technological World

Parenting in a Technological World | Unplug | Scoop.it
As times change, the role of “mother” evolved.  Years ago, moms were expected to care for the children, cook dinner, and keep a tidy home.  Now we are also expected to “lean in” with our jobs, share our lives on...
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