watch out for mindfulness ‘cowboys’

One of my students Ali Gray, is very passionate about the world learning meditation.   He is one of our Connected Kids students and together with his colleague, Gary Young, is pioneering a project to make it part of the school curriculum in Scotland. At a ‘business and mindfulness’ conference, he heard the term ‘mindfulness cowboys‘ and wondered […]

Why I care about your child’s happiness

I wasn’t sure what to write about in my recent blog. I get a bit tired of emails  or blogs all sounding the same and a bit ‘salesy’. But that’s not me. So I decided to let you know why I feel responsible for your child’s happiness.  Every time I read about the stress young people […]

Meditation for Adversity

When we are struggling with adversity – personally or because of difficult events in the world, it is difficult to sit with an open, compassionate heart. I recorded this meditation after the events in Paris in November 2015.  However listen to it whenever you feel you need that extra support. You will need some awareness […]

what is a connected kid? teaching meditation and mindfulness

There’s a whole story behind the name ‘connected kids’. Originally we had called our programme after the first book ‘Calm Kids – help children relax with mindful activities‘.    However the name didn’t sit comfortably with me.  I felt a bit ‘icky’ with the idea of adults trying to ‘calm kids’ down.   Meditation isn’t about […]

The difference between meditation and mindfulness

In the last 12 months, I’ve witnessed a huge increase in the interest we have in teaching children mindfulness. Compared to how this was 12 years ago when I first had a hunch we should be doing this… well it is simply astounding. I was never formally taught mindfulness. My meditation teacher, the late Kim […]

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