Parenting is hard. There are no perfect parents, but we can all be the parents we want to be when we know how to let go of perceived barriers of emotional reactivity. Connect with your values and parent with intention.
The Awareness of Breath Meditation anchors you in the present moment by following your breath in and out of your body moment to moment. When you notice you have been distracted or lost in thought, simply leave your thoughts right there and return to the breath, again and again.
The Body Scan Meditation is a way of orienting yourself in the present moment by tracking sensation in your body from the bottom of your feet up to the top of your head. Becoming aware of the body in this way helps ground you in your physical body.
The Leaves on a Stream Meditation is an exercise in noticing thoughts and letting them go. Noticing and letting go is a key element of mindfulness practice.
The Lovingkindness Meditation is a practice that develops love and compassion toward yourself and others. By generating compassionate, loving feelings that we feel when we are nurtured, and we offer these intentions out toward ourselves and others without condition.
The Mountain Meditation helps to ground us in the present moment by accessing our strength and stability in the face of challenges and turmoil. Connecting with a more continuous, stable part of yourself that is not affected by the emotional storms that come and go.
The Expansion Exercise provides a way to access painful emotions without having to recoil or move away from them. After locating and identifying the emotion we visualize it as a physical object that we can explore with openness and curiosity. Then we use our inhales to create more and more space around the object, allowing it to do what it needs to without interferance.
The Observer Self exercise is a perspective taking journey through many aspects of your self. It is designed to connect you to a continuous sense of self that is not influenced by your thoughts, feelings, physiology, or the roles you play.
The 3 Minute Breathing Space Meditation is designed to give you a mindful break during a busy work day. It is complementary and not meant to replace your regular practice. Use this "bite size" meditation to reset and get present throughout your day.
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