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Sep

06

Mindfulness to start the school year

The summer holidays are over and the school year has begun. Teenagers are fast becoming acquainted with what is in store for them at school. They are returning to friendships that may have been on-hold as they separated over the holidays, or they may be starting new one’s. Changes are happening internally as well. Their brains […]

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Jul

27

More mindful holiday activities for the family

Last week I shared some mindful activities to try out. How did you go? Did the kids enjoy them? If you are interested in some more mindfulness for the kids have a look at our new courses starting up again after the summer holidays. This week I want to share a bit about ‘flipping the […]

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Jul

18

3 mindful holiday activities to slow-down the kids

We are well into the summer holidays in this part of the world. Because so many leave Hong Kong during the school holidays, it’s a virtual desert where I live. Although I often envy those who are able to take a month or more off at this time of year, keeping kids entertained for all […]

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May

28

A mindful break for teens – 7 inspiring ideas worth sharing

Year end or mid-year exams, peer and parental pressures, and the anticipation of the long summer break ahead (for those in this part of the world) can be creating stresses and anxieties in teens everywhere. At times a mindful break can be the best thing for a busy and exhausted mind, a body overcome by […]

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Mar

30

Mindful Learning

Dr. Craig Hassed is one of an increasing number of medical professionals and academics involved in medical education, praising the benefits of mindfulness and mindbody medicine in general, and playing an instrumental role in shifting the paradigm about the mind-body connection.  “If the mind is not in balance it doesn’t matter how healthy the body […]

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Mar

15

Do we need more Vitamin G?

More people in Hong Kong are taking up the fight to keep our natural surroundings just that, natural.  We are standing up to stop the development of un-spoilt land and country parks, under pressure for affordable housing and the baffling claim that the more concrete you pour the better the economy will be.  Nevertheless research […]

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Feb

17

Mind your body

There is no doubt that when you take it to the next level, the mind and the body are connected, and that when those connections are intact and in balance you have health and when they’re broken you have disease.” Esther Sternberg MD The connection of our mind-body is an important part of how we […]

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Aug

29

Mindfulness Series: Breathing and a Beginner’s Mind

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt   Possibly the most important self-discovery I’ve made since teaching young people about the mindbody connection, is that they are teaching me just as I am teaching them.  Each class, each group of children, […]

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Jul

27

The inside view of Inside Out

It was bound to happen and fortunately Pixar got there first and did a great job with Inside Out, a film about getting into someone’s mind to see how emotions carry on. A certain holiday favorite for the kids. Inside Out, released in Hong Kong last Thursday, is a story about 11 year-old Riley who […]

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Jul

24

The emotional cost of a wandering mind

We all spend a lot of time thinking about something other than what is going on right now. Our minds wander, they wander to the past and contemplate what could have been, or what might happen in the future, and then there is the thoughts about things that may never happen at all. Apparently we […]

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Jan

11

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Here we are, 2015 already!  I do hope this year goes by at a slower pace than the last. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older that I feel the years are rolling by far to quickly.  I don’t know, but with all that I plan to do in 2015, I hope, and remain optimistic, that time […]

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Jan

10

Mindfulness for Children – new courses in Hong Kong

Mindfulness Matters! and it’s mascot, The Little Green Frog, is now available in Hong Kong. Mindfulness paves the way to be alert and make kind, conscious choices in the present moment. Janet Etty-Leal Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. More simply, it is purposefully bringing attention to what is being experienced. […]

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Nov

20

When I found silence

The noisy world in which many of us live today doesn’t easily allow room for silence.  On the outside, the pounding sounds of the city; babbling people in public spaces; even the sounds of nature can be disruptive, and on the inside, the chatter and busyness of our thinking minds.  And then there is the […]

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Jul

17

Meditation for Compassion

We would all like to think that we are compassionate beings.  Most likely compassion extends towards friends, family, co-workers, the people we come across daily and even with strangers.  Does this same level of compassion extend to animals and the natural world and do we extend compassion toward ourselves? In this short video, Shauna Shapiro […]

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Jul

08

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

I’ve long wanted to add a new monthly feature post and at last here it is.  I’m calling this ‘Favorite Ingredients of Wellness’  and it will feature some of the wonderful wellness things I’ve experienced in the past month. I hope you enjoy this offering. I hope you find the desire to try some of them. […]

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