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Can you name a couple of things that your kid(s) really enjoy? Feel free to share your insight in the comments...emojis are welcome! If you aren’t really sure (and you are definitely not alone on this), take a few minutes of quiet time with them and ask. You may need to ask a couple of times to dig down a couple of layers to really find out. But, it's so worth it. #consciousparenting #parenthood #raisingawesomehumans #raisingstrengths #momlife #enjoythejourney
"Louie love is the love that can change the world." -Zoe, 5th grade. #funderblast #louiethelightningboltoflove #changetheworld #loveistheanswer #consciouskids
Reflecting on what a joy and an honor it is to watch these little humans grow into these beautiful beings of light , here to change the world! I am committed to nourishing and nurturing them through music, kindness and love! #ourleaders #childrensmusic #kidsmusicandmeditation #lovethiskid #consciouskids #kidsmusic #familymusictime #childhonoring #wecanchangetheworld #loveistheanswer #makeacircle #mayallbeingsbehappyandfree
Mi niño playero. ¡Cada día más cerca de cumplir 3! Últimamente su frase favorita es "¿Estás bien mami?" y también "me siento mucho mejor" jajaja obviamente acaba de estar enfermo😅 #ourchildrenphoto #beachlife #candidchildhood #joyfulmamas #ig_motherhood #kidsforreal #letthekids
*This morning we didn't get to our usual chat about our a.m. image...the quote of the day over the announcements was far too powerful to skim over. *Our conversation took a quick turn into one about race, racism, self-love, transparency, being a bystander, and where we rest as a human race on the timeline of progression. *I could have cried over the sweetness and caution of my soulful students. This group has a fierce passion as to the way the world "should be" versus where it's at. They carefully craft each word they speak, particularly when saying "black" or "white," so as to not offend anyone; yet, their words are spoken from such a place of unifying love. These conversations are truly moving and inspiring each day. *"Ms. Vetere, why ARE there still people who are racist in the world?" The answer that we arrived at collectively, is that it is simply a reflection of a lack of self-love. For someone to be unkind towards another human, can only mean that they are unkind to themselves. If you love yourself wholly, only love can then be projected outwards. *Our theme for reflection for today's meditation, was to examine our own "self." To identify that within us which is not yet fully whole, completely loved, or even liked. *Children are so pure and innocent. They do not see colour. They do not see race, nor gender, nor religion. They SEE role models and they are TAUGHT colour, race, gender, and religion. They are influenced to develop belief systems. *To see or to be taught any of the above can be wonderful, as long as it is from a place of love. *Sometimes I think our children would make the best leaders of the world; their innate training into the human condition comes not from years of schooling and working, but from being the pure souls we arrive as. *I have to thank my favourite teachers again, the class of 4C...I learned so much at school today 😉 ❤ N.A.T
Do you know what your kids are good at? The question seems fairly simple, but do you really know what your kid(s) are good at? Where do they demonstrate an obvious skill, desire, or knack? Please comment with your favourite emoji. If you aren’t really sure (and you are definitely not alone on this), take a look at some of the things they do that may drive you a little “nuts” and see if those things may actually be strengths disguised as weakness. Often, strengths can appear to us as a weakness (something that drives us nuts about a person), when in fact they are really just a strength under developed or misapplied. #consciousparenting #parenthood #raisingawesomehumans #raisingstrengths #whataretheygoodat #findthegood #knowthegood #supportthegood
Good morning, #Miami locals, do you know where your kids are spending #SpringBreak ? At @bodhiyogastudio they can meditate, practice yoga, make crafts, dance & play with me! 💚 Register at @bodhiyogastudio (link in their bio) 🙃 . . . . . . . . #miamispringbreak #kidsspringbreak #kidsevents #miamilocalevents #kidsyoga #familyyoga #mindfulkids #mindfulness #partneryoga #mindfulparenting #meditation #consciouskids #kidsyogateacher #miamikidsyoga #teachpeace #leelskids
Like a lot of things that rise in popularity and become an almost societal pop-culture in and of itself, riddled with opinions and ideas of how certain things should be done – there are certain elements of the spiritual/self-help genre that I feel have become heavily infiltrated with the same type of behaviours. Specifically speaking – THE EGO. // Sadly, the EGO has been given a really bad reputation, even so much as being referred to as the false identity that we create of ourselves. It is something that we are inadvertently taught to fear so that we don’t allow it to rule us, our thoughts, or the way we construct our life. Many in the spiritual world teach that the ego is limiting, that in order to be able to live a truly balanced life, we must be able to transcend the ego – the all-consuming energy that has been blamed for everything from destroying relationships to creating insecurities. We become riddled with guilt when we dip into our ego, making ourselves feel better by posting memes on social media that go something like “my ego made me do it…” and label it insecurity, arrogance, EGOtistical. // But what isn’t spoken about the EGO is that it is, in fact, the MOST crucial element in the development of the Self and can be used as our greatest source of motivation. // This misrepresentation of the ego is what keeps us stuck in what we think we’re supposed to be doing, as opposed to doing what we know we can do... 👆Full post up on the blog - www.wherehumrests.com/blog or link in bio @wherehumrests. 💓 Kerry. Xx . #ego #realtalk #selfhelp #newagespirituality #broadenyourhorizons #liveyourbestlife #mentalhealth #homeostasis #healthy #happymind #unschooling #newageparenting #holisticparenting #newparent #newparents
Noticing the simple pleasures around us brings into the present moment.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
A love song from my new YouTube series “Jennifer’s Musical Gems.” Hoping to bring some love 💕and light ✨into the world through these videos. Subscribe in my bio link. Thx for watching!
This is what it means to be aware, or mindful, in your relationships. PAUSE, observe and consciously choose a response rather than automatically reacting from your past conditioning. Then notice how things start to change! The more you practice, the easier it gets! 😌 #mindfulness #awareness #repondvsreact #respond #react #mindfulparenting #consciousparenting #mindfulkids #mindfulparents #consciouskids #consciousparents #growth #freedom #connection #frankl #viktorfrankl #conscious #aware #awake #woke #mindful
My sweetest angel baby 💕 everyday feels like the best day when I have this face looking up at me! #motherdaughter #cutestbaby #mylove #babygirl #babyheadband #prettybaby #mamasgirl
We waste so much time and energy when we choose to apportion blame to ourselves and others rather than accepting what is. This is a path to peace. ⠀ ⠀
When kids are self-motivated and self-guided in natural open spaces, they come up with the coolest creations. This is how we play dress up. #naturebasedlearning #waldorf #consciouskids #freeplay #fairyfashion #childhoodunplugged #freespirithomeschoolcoop #homeschool
It is all in our mind. Each and every one of us was born perfect, but somewhere along the way, many of us veer off course (for so many reasons) and let the voices/thoughts in our head (which are really just other people's voices/thoughts) hold us back from what we really want and need to achieve in life. You are perfect. You are enough. Be exactly who you ARE! You can do this. #justbe #youareabadass #ourthoughtsarepowerful #screwthenegativethoughts #consciousliving #youcandoit
Episode 1 of Jennifer’s Musical Gems is here! 💎✨🌱 For kids and kids at heart!!! Please share and subscribe to my YouTube channel in bio. Next video in a few days!!! Be bright and shine your light! ✨
The @freespirit_homeschool community. Gathered in a Candlemas festival while raising funds to help baby Aura. Follow link in bio for full story and go fund me account!
Future YouTube star. #cutekidsofig
Always know this. We all are. We all struggle at times throughout our life, but each of us are BIGGER than any of the shit that happens to us. And, shit will happen... #alwaysknow #biggerthan #shithappens
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller #emotionsmatter #mindfulparenting
Haven’t posted what I cook in awhile! This is my favorite comfort meal: red beans & rice, w cornbread, & sautéed garlic greens picked from our garden. The trick is to let the red beans sit in a crockpot for 24 hours, once they get that dark reddish brownish then they are perfect! 👌🏽 ______________________________ #WhatVegansEat #RedBeansAndRice #Cornbread #Greens #GrowYourOwnFood #BayExplorers #VeganBabies #PlantBasedDiet #PeacefulPlates #Compassion #ConsciousKids #GoVegan
Book signing for Between The Lines with 2017 Laura Ingall Wilder Award winner, Nikki Grimes...so much fun!
A peak inside the life of George, a child who was labelled a boy at birth but is certain they’re a girl. This book totally shows the importance of mutually empathetic relationships in childhood. A touching and enlightening read.
Over the weekend we took Jonah to visit an HBCU to celebrate Black History Month, my beloved alma mater Howard University ❤️💙❤️💙❤️ . . Tonight at 9pm PBS is airing “Tell Them We Are Rising,” a documentary about the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Be sure to check it out. We’ll be watching with pride ✨ . . . . #polishedplayhouse #polishedplayhousebhm #tellthemwearerising #hbculove #howardalumni #consciouskids #blackhistorymonth
Quiero hacer a mis hijas muy conscientes de que ya no es opción no cuidar nuestro planeta. Que somos co-creadores del mundo en el que vivimos. Estamos haciendo un esfuerzo en la casa por reducir el uso del plástico. Empezando por cosas tan sencillas como el cepillo de pelo y de dientes estamos dando un gran paso. #niñosconscientes #cuidarelplaneta #vidasinplastico #sinplastico #bambu #mamablogger #mama #blogger I want to make my kids responsible for their planet, not taking care of it is not an option. With simple actions as changing the brush and toothbrush for a bamboo one, we can make a difference. #makeadifference #greenplanet #consciouskids #lovetheplanet #smallsteps #mom #momblogger #mommyblogger #zerowaste #lesswaste
A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength. - Rachel Carson ____________________________ #senseofwonder #childlikemind #brainpower #nature #wonder #wisconsinkids #consciouskids #consciousparenting #optoutside #inspiration #awestruck #getintouch #curiosity #inthemoment #explorewithkids #familyhike #wistateparks #discoverwisconsin
So true! Use your Energy for the good of all! Shine Bright ☀️#myndtime #itsmyndtime
Someone once said that adulthood gives each of us the opportunity to be the person that we needed when we were young. This has become the siren song for my life’s work and I’m guessing this is true for you as well. • From becoming a physical therapist, teaching infant massage and mindful parenting classes, to opening a holistic health center, founding Generation Mindful and creating the Time-In ToolKit, the thread that binds my life’s work is connection. • To help us spread Generation Mindful’s message about mindfulness, connection and shame-free child rearing, I made this quick video to show you how easy it is to print and use our FREE Calming Strategies Sheets to make a coloring booklet with kids. • You can print and use this file with as many children as you like. Kids about ages 4 on up can put their name on the front and practice the strategies while they color, making this booklet their own. • Every child deserves to have these tools taught to them by someone they trust. 💚 Thank you for being that someone. • ACCESS THE PRINTABLES: link in bio (two paragraphs down)
Trust greets Rocky, our neighbors horse. Oh what a beautiful morning! #consciouskids #consciousgood #beautifulday #naturelovers #horsepower
MINDFUL MONDAY INSTAGRAMMER⠀ ⠀ This week we're featuring our friend @laprana_studio who's beautifully crafted feed features Renee demonstrating mindfully selected yoga asanas with their benefits, words of wisdom, inspiring quotes, and stunning imagery. ⠀ ⠀ Laprana is a 'Holistic mind-body wellness studio located in Melbourne offering private wellbeing consultations combining yoga, psychology & mindfulness meditation.'⠀ ⠀ www.laprana.com.au⠀ ⠀ ⠀
When you run into obstacles in life remember that life's not over, it has just adjusted the course. #lifesjourney #changingcourse #lifecanbehard #soworthit #lifeisajourney #consciousliving
What matters MOST to you? Do you let it get side tracked by those things that matter least? Time to check-in and see... #whatreallymatters #whatmattersmost #consciousliving #consciousgeneration #checkin
"Here sleeps a girl with a head full of magical dreams, a heart full of wonder and hands that will shape the world." -Unknown 🔥 Happy 4th birthday to my love, Jbug. To see you grow into the fierce little girl that you are, I am not worried that you will stand into your wild and let that fire burn within you. I love you so much, babe. ❤️🔥 • • • #ladybug #karenabaquiran #lifeofkdawg #consciousparenting #moty #parenting101 #minime #mylove #mysoulmate #littlelove #juju #4yearsold #happybirthday #girlygirl #warrior #fierce #daughter #handsonhips #odetoteen #consciouskids #observantAF #loveherforever #wildchild #montskids
Time-ins involve listening. To introduce time-ins to children, begin by talking with them about mistakes...aka “learning moments”. Share the idea that even though a learning moment might sometimes feel bad, a learning moment does not mean that we are bad. As you open this conversation with children age three and up, begin with a question. Ask: “Do you think it’s okay (or safe) for us to make mistakes?” and then listen to what they have to say with your entire being. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Listening is an active state. 💚 #WeAreGenM
What are you currently facing that feels like it is impossible? Is it simply that is untried? Many of the most amazing things have been accomplished by people who choose to believe in possibility! #possibility #notimpossible #tryandtryagain #neverstoptrying
Just taking a break from his game to get in touch with his body. He totally caught me creepin 🙈 🌌 #CosmicKidsYoga on YouTube is fun and interactive for the kiddos! A great way to get them engaged in exercise & away from the electronics for a bit. #consciouskids
Never just "go with the flow"...the mere thought of that is a sign of unconsciousness. You must always think for yourself! Make your own choices...especially when they are not in the majority! #alwaysthinkforyourself #majoritydoesnotrule #consciousness #consciousgeneration
Un piscis empiscinado. ¡Ya queremos verano!🌴 feliz sábado 🐳 #ourchildrenphoto #candidchildhood #letthekids #documentlife #documentyourdays #kidsforreal
Saturday morning hikes & a sabbatical from being busy with my girl! Hopefully she’s taking notes📝 . . Do less. . Make it a habit to connect with nature. . . You become your rituals and habits. . . Talk to the birds & trees. They’re great listeners. Literally ha! . . Get out of your head and back into your body. . Ask for guidance and listen. . The answer is in your body. Feel it & trust it. . She can’t roll her eyes at me just yet so here’s to implanting some ideas into her subconscious. 💕💕
Amunet, Samaira and i started our day right with affirmations this morning together. i usually have samaira write hers every night as well. it's interesting to see her struggles manifest into these positive practices i have taught her to help her love herself. that parenting journal book you see there, was waiting for me at a "free kids stuff" event. happy to have taken home such a mindful practical guide for raising conscious kids and creating a happy home. it was definitely made for a mama like me trying to find some type of balance between first raising my self into a higher level of consciousness and raising them with an open mind and a loving heart. "parenting is not about knowing all the answers but having the willingness and courage to learn, grow and evolve and to trust you'll find the answers. raising conscious kids has more to do with your consciousness as a parent than it does with your kids; it starts with you" -Dr. Shefali #motherhood #mothernurture #consciouskids #healthyself #selflove #spiritualityawake #affirmationsoftheday
COMMUNITY ❤ The coming together of many unique parts to form a cohesive whole! Much like this collaborative art piece we worked on with our 3 to 5 year olds during our Heart Centred Kindy this week 😉Mindfulness. Art. Relationships. Beauty. Nature. Love. All the good stuff!
Sometimes I forget just how absorbent kids are. How whatever you model to them, becomes their new normal. ⠀ ⠀ I live by my mood stones - I choose one a day and put it somewhere I will see it to keep me motivated - and so creating our own to sell for charity (half term school project) came naturally to them. ⠀ ⠀ Here is a sneak peak into our creations from 5 kids under 8: Love, kind, trust, peace (from a 4 year old who is just learning to write), moons, stars, flowers, hearts. And 2 minions just to keep it real 😂⠀ ⠀ It was a beautiful reminder of how innately open kids are and how a half term project can actually be fun! ⠀ #lifecoachforwomen#formamaswhowantmore#bobomama
“On our 100th day of homeschool, out of desperate survival to finish this year, we made a "Calming Corner" & added mindfulness & feeling our feelings to our curriculum. Lord have mercy. #homeschoolmom #100daysofschool ***my "tool kit" is in the fridge.” •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thank you for this awesome share @jodamama !! 📷 We are so happy that you all are LOVING your Calming Corner.
Mentoring kids can be challenging & fun! I get to enjoy the movie with these amazing kids. #blackpanther #consciouskids #choying #happynewyear #dogyear #consciousness #consciousbeing
Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉 If you live in the GTA, we are so excited to launch our Girls' Empowerment workshops in March. If you have a girl that would be interested, please feel free to pre-register her now, to secure her spot! #gtaevents #workshopsforkids #girlempowerment #girlife #raisinggirls #activitiesforthekids #girlpower #consciouskids
The video quality isn't great, but you will get the idea!!! This is a short clip taken on Saturday by Teacher Sam during yoga class! We had a small class last weekend, but as you can see the kids are very engaged. This was near the end of class and they were really focused on their breath. We have now passed the 6month mark of our weekly yoga! May you have a restful weekend...and don't forget to breathe in and breathe out 😊. Looking forward to class again tomorrow! . #marchforth #kenya #nairobi #breathein #breatheout #yogaclass #yogaforkids #giveback #consciousmusic #consciouskids #letloverule #namaste #meditation #yourmeditationmakesmehigh #goodvibesonly #youthempowerment
'When we sit thoughtfully pondering in a quiet place and the Spirit speaks to us, there will come into our hearts and souls the things that are truly our greatest desires, those things that are more important in the long run than anything else.' ~ Ardeth Kapp⠀ ⠀ Artwork by Lea⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
I really wanted to move my body today to help set the new moon intentions I jotted down last night. But Full disclosure: I’ve been a little intimidated to hop on my mat at home with the girls lately because there are always so many interruptions that I don’t feel content with my practice. I know that’s just a thing I need to work out, to be ok with. So one of the things I wanted to bring in with the new moon this month is having realistic expectations of myself and my children. Expectations are everything. I usually set them wayyyyy too high and forget I am only human and my children are, well, little! But when I change my expectations of my practice- to be present with my girls and myself on the floor right here and now, I receive joy and I am allow myself to be content with the here and now. They love having me on the ground to circle around and climb on, and I love having them at my feet. And and ankles. And calves. And quads. And stomach and breast. #yogamom #yogamama #yogafamily #yogagirls #raisingdaughters #consciousparenting #consciouskids #momandme #yogawithkids #yogawithbaby #breastfeedingyoga #fridayvibes #newmoon #guidedbythemoon
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