Mindful Musings Blog

3 Ways Mindful Art Can Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

May 1, 2019

There’s no doubt that coloring books have made a resurgence in adults lives. Yes, it may be trendy – but there’s also science behind it. Multiple studies have shown that coloring, doodling, and other forms of art help improve focus, concentration, and reduce stress. If adults can benefit from these mindful art activities, your students…

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Mindfulness During a Lockdown Drill?

Mar 31, 2019

According to the Washington Post, over 4 million students experienced lockdown drills last year as a part of their educational experience in American schools.  While these drills are becoming a standard in school safety protocols, we also know that they produce fear and anxiety for many young people.  What can mindfulness practices offer to students…

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5 Things to Consider When Selecting Your Company’s Mindfulness Partner

Mar 19, 2019

You’ll see plenty of articles about selecting the meditation teacher, but what about when it comes to bringing an organization in to implement a workplace program? The workplace mindfulness field is growing— with many organizations now working as mindfulness consultants, partnering with businesses to bring mindfulness trainings and programming, and for good reason: studies show…

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Can We Ski Mindfully?

Mar 10, 2019

Snow in March often comes with mixed reviews. Those who know me, know I love the snow; but I did hear a number of moans and groans about last Monday’s storm, particularly that we might forever be stuck in winter. We have a skiing family — well, two skiers and two boarders. My son and…

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How to Decide on the Best Implementation Strategy for Your Workplace Mindfulness Initiative

Feb 20, 2019

If you read our blog last month, you already know all the ways that a mindfulness program can support employee well-being.  Now you’re looking to bring mindfulness to your workplace, but you aren’t sure where to start. There are two key factors to consider for implementation: to partner or not, and what investment to make……

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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Support Your SEL Goals

Feb 13, 2019

Both mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) have been receiving significant attention in ed-related discussions recently. An increasing number of studies show that social and emotional intelligence is the foundation to academic achievement. So where does mindfulness fit into the picture, and how can it support SEL goals?   If you’re a teacher, you’ve…

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How Does A Mindfulness Program Support Employee Well-Being?

Jan 22, 2019

Have you ever Googled the benefits of a mindfulness program in the workplace? Chances are, you found citations about reductions in stress, increases in focus and attention, improvements in health and increases in job satisfaction and employee engagement. (If you haven’t, see our compiled list at the end of the article). And you might wonder,…

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6 Games You Can Play Mindfully With Your Students

Jan 15, 2019

Between winter break, disruption of routines, midterms, state testing, and the weather not always cooperating to allow for recess, this time of year can challenge students’ readiness to learn (and sometimes your patience!). Next time your students (or you!) are feeling a little out of sorts, consider adding an element of play to help. Play is…

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5 Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness in Your New Year

Jan 2, 2019

Put down the pen for a brief mindfulness practice.  Before jumping to jot down all your goals for the new year, take a minute to practice mindfulness. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of “coulds” and “shoulds,” scrolling through articles that tell you about all the best (or trendiest) new activities and goals…

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