Mindful Musings Blog

Celebrating World Art Day — Mindfulness & Art

Apr 15, 2020

Today, April 15, is World Art Day. Sometimes when we bring up the “a-word” in classes, we inevitably see some eye-rolling and sighs. If you find yourself in that camp, before you click off this blog to read something else, consider that the word “art” can take many forms, and not all of them are…

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J.McLaughlin Fundraiser

Mar 9, 2020

On Thursday, March 12, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, we will be hosting a Sip & Shop fundraiser at J.McLaughlin on Angell Street in Providence! You’re invited to join us for an evening of sips and light bites while you shop their new spring collection. 15% of proceeds from purchases made will be donated to Center for Resilience.…

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5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Right Now

Jan 23, 2020

The benefits of mindfulness continue to make it into the media where the data continues show benefits in many facets of one’s life. The practices are simple but not always easy to incorporate into each day. Here are a few tips to keep you going. 1. Stop What You’re Doing and Take a Breath Take…

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Intentions Over Resolutions

Jan 6, 2020

Happy new year AND new decade! There is something auspicious about this new beginning. You may have even made a New Year’s Resolution (or two) with a hopeful promise of what you will start, change, or do over the next 365 days.  You might have even written them in a journal, shared them with a…

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5 Tips for a Mindful Holiday Season

Dec 2, 2019

While visiting with family last weekend, my husband pulled out an old holiday card photo of our kids from 2006 and remarked that it doesn’t seem like that picture was taken 13 years ago. The holidays seem to arrive a little more quickly every year, right?  It seems like just yesterday we were pulling out…

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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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