Julia Bates

How to Be More Resilient

Cultivating Resilience How mindfulness can help you become more resilient when you’re feeling down “There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess What is resilience? According to the all-knowing entity known as Mariem Webster Dictionary, resilience is the ability to recover from …

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Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness in Schools & How its Impacting Kids Everywhere “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience”  -Jon Kabat-Zinn Toxic stress is one of the most serious and quickly-growing threats to child well-being in the United States. It’s particularly dangerous because it doesn’t have one single cause but is instead a product of …

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Back to School

“Being mindful means that we suspend judgment for a time, set aside our immediate goals for the future, and take in the present moment as it is rather than as we would like it to be.” – Mark Williams Fact: School is stressful.Myth: There is no way for school to be less stressful. There is …

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Mindful Parenting

“Listening to our kids with an open heart & mind is the strongest way to build a relationship with them – especially when they’re wrong.” – Roma Khetarpal I designed the original mello{be} cushion for my daughter who was suffering from symptoms of a chronic illness. She was distressed over her physical weakness and wanted …

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Podcasts of the Summer

“Whether it’s for a laugh or to learn something new, nearly 68 million Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis ― that’s nearly one in four people across the country.” – Rose Laedem, The Guardian Podcasts are huge, to say the least. Because you love them so much, we’ve compiled a list of the …

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Stress Relief

Stress Relief You are not your thoughts. Thoughts are just synapses firing off. They come from our experiences and include biases, prejudices, and criticisms we have heard throughout our lives. Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment without needing anything to be different. It is paying attention to right now without an opinion …

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