Om Om on the Range

“OM, OM on the range. Where the deer and the antelope play. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and skies are not cloudy all day.” What do you envision when you meditate or daydream? What would you like to change in your life? For centuries, wise teachers have been telling us that our thoughts…

Meditation and the Young Mind

New research shows that meditation not only helps children feel calmer, but can also benefit executive functions such as memory, cognitive control, and flexibility. Additional research has also found that meditation can have its greatest impact on cognitive development in the first five years of life. This is because the brain develops connections in prefrontal…

Zombie Slaves

Are you running your life or are you spending so much time with the “screens” in your life you have lost touch with the “screen” of your inner voice? I have found there is a direct correlation between my spending too much time focusing on external screens and my inability to maintain my center. To…

Submission

Is school igniting a love of learning in your child or turning them off to it? Is school helping your child discover his or her unique learning style and how to maximize performance, or diminishing your child’s sense of value and self? In the book, Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and…

Listen

My mother used to say, “You need to learn how to listen!” It took me many years to understand the wisdom behind her words. Simple drawing techniques similar to the ICWIB art activities helped me learn to focus my mind, and still my heart so I could listen and hear the kind and gentle voice…