Does Yoga Teach Kindness?

I lost it the other day. My elder daughter was being horribly mean to her younger sister. When I came downstairs to see what the commotion was, she was taunting and teasing her. The trauma of the interaction was written all over her four-year-old sister’s face. I realize that this is relatively common among kids but I had been watching the news just prior and was feeling overwhelmed by the inhumanity and intolerance that seems to be bubbling over everywhere, so to see my offspring taking pleasure in another person's pain was simply too much to bear.

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J. Brown is a yoga teacher, writer, and founder of Abhyasa Yoga Center in Brooklyn, NY.  His writing has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and across the yoga blogosphere. Visit his website at jbrownyoga.com

How to Stay Green as a New Parent

Keeping the environment safe and healthy should be a priority for every human on earth. In the modern era, every poor choice of lifestyle and recklessness towards nature destroys it little by little. Luckily, many people gained awareness about this issue, and they've started addressing it by changing their way of living and taking care of their surroundings. Being ecologically aware means you will have to make some sacrifices for the benefit of the planet. But when a significant change happens in our life, we often need to adapt to circumstances the best possible way.

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

Fear, Fire, and Fury - What Do We Tell Our Children?

How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood?

How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, when images from the news show them otherwise? Can we restore their childhood to safety or does this current madness dislocate them from their innocence?

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Tim Dukes, Ph.D. develops leaders and communications across fields ranging from executives and business owners to entrepreneurs and artists. His communications model and workshops, built on presence and mindfulness, foster open environments based on trust and candor. Tim’s clients emerge as socially conscious, culturally sustainable, and strategically focused innovators. www.DrTimothyDukes.com​

Get Your ACE Score to Find Out How Your Childhood Might be Affecting Your Parenting

Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had?

I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had enough food, clothes, and I’ve heard of worse childhoods than mine. I wondered why, in spite of all the good I’d created in my adult life, I still struggled? I wasn’t depressed. I was doing fine. Yet, my life felt so hard sometimes.

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Here Are the Gifts That New Parents Really Want

Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is around $21,000, and this includes food, diapers, healthcare costs, and necessary baby gear. This is why parents should be careful about their expenses and only purchase the items that they absolutely need to raise their little ones.

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Jennifer Madsen is an experienced freelance writer with a background in health and wellness. When not working she loves to travel and especially enjoys lakeside and seaside locations.

 

How to Un-exhaust Exhausted Parents

As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most thankless, infuriating, and exhausting job on earth! But the good news is that busy families don’t necessarily have to be stressed ones. All it takes is a sprinkling of a little balance (and sanity) among the chaos.

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Tripping While Parenting

My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested.

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Protect Our Planet

Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth and understanding the impact they make in this world. Create ways that challenge your children to nurture the planet we live on. Consider using the following tips:

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My name is Donna Jo and I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I love sports (especially softball) and I’m a home security guru. After working many years for a home security company I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. That’s what has brought me here today. I hope y’all enjoy my content!

 

There's Nothing Wrong Here

“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms.

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

Coaching Your Kids

Hey parents, did you know that you’re a coach?

I believe that all parents are coaches.

I’m not talking about coaching your kids in soccer, basketball, or other sports.

I’m talking about Life Coaching.

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Katie McClain, SEP is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, author, and certified life coach. She’s been coaching for 25+ years and uses Somatic Experiencing®, a gentle body-mind method, to support her adult and child clients in releasing stress, growing self-compassion, and restoring goodness to their lives. Katie’s book, How to Tame Your Thought Monster, is available in multiple formats (English, Spanish, coloring book, and app) and presents mindfulness and positive thinking tools for adults and kids so they can feel better and do better. Visit Katie at her website, www.katiemcclain.com, follow her on Facebook  and Instagram.

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Man outdoors in seated yoga pose looking up toward the sky.
07/28/2021
I lost it the other day. My elder daughter was being horribly mean to her younger sister. When I came downstairs to see what the commotion was, she was taunting and teasing her. The trauma of the... read more
Two parents hold their baby at the beach
07/06/2021
Keeping the environment safe and healthy should be a priority for every human on earth. In the modern era, every poor choice of lifestyle and recklessness towards nature destroys it little by little... read more
Worried young woman leaning against doorway
06/30/2020
How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood? How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, ... read more
Woman wearing a mask holds child in her arms
11/14/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had? I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had... read more
pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
Adult had holding baby's hand
10/15/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most... read more
A boy with parents in background.
08/20/2019
My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought... read more
Child's hand holding up globe outdoors
08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
Child in red shirt yelling in anger.
02/15/2019
“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times... read more

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Man outdoors in seated yoga pose looking up toward the sky.
07/28/2021
I lost it the other day. My elder daughter was being horribly mean to her younger sister. When I came downstairs to see what the commotion was, she was taunting and teasing her. The trauma of the... read more
Two parents hold their baby at the beach
07/06/2021
Keeping the environment safe and healthy should be a priority for every human on earth. In the modern era, every poor choice of lifestyle and recklessness towards nature destroys it little by little... read more
Worried young woman leaning against doorway
06/30/2020
How do we take the fear, fire, and fury out of our children… out of the myth they are living… out of their childhood? How can we remind them to love thy neighbor, ... read more
Woman wearing a mask holds child in her arms
11/14/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
Do you feel like you’re failing at your goal of creating a better childhood for your kids than the one you had? I always told myself that my childhood wasn’t that bad. I had... read more
pink baby booties on wooden table
10/18/2019
Having a baby is one of the greatest joys in life, but welcoming a new member to the family isn’t cheap. According to a new survey, the average cost of raising a baby in its first year alone is... read more
Adult had holding baby's hand
10/15/2019
Anonymous (not verified)
As a parent, you probably find yourself stressed out on a consistent basis. Although raising kids can be among the most rewarding and amazing experiences, it can sometimes feel like the most... read more
A boy with parents in background.
08/20/2019
My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought... read more
Child's hand holding up globe outdoors
08/02/2019
Kids aren't always aware of how many resources they use each day, so they wander through life using them freely. As they become older, it's beneficial to teach kids about taking care of Mother Earth... read more
Child in red shirt yelling in anger.
02/15/2019
“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times... read more

Pages