Raising a Mindful Family by Modeling it

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One way to build a more compassionate and conscious family is through mindfulness. Mindfulness is the simple technique of paying attention to the present moment in a nonjudgemental way. Once we calm the thoughts in our head, we are able to tap into a part of ourselves that we lose sight of in our day-to-day […]

Happier, healthier, more purpose-filled Life? Try Mindfulness

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Mindfulness helps us strengthen our attention skills so we bring more awareness to the thoughts and beliefs in our mind that fuel our reactions and behavior. Once you know how to harness and focus your attention—you can get out of your head and into this moment. You awaken your innate ability for happiness, no matter […]

Free Mindfulness Workshop at HeartGarden in Oak Park

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Want to stay focused on what matters most? Be centered through the ups and downs?  Seeking a happier, healthier, more purpose-filled Life? Mindfulness is one way to achieve these things— it’s a set of attention skills that you can learn and grow and integrate into your day. It’s like a gym for your mind, and […]

Zen Parenting – 14 tools for more cooperation and less overwhelm in parenting

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It’s when our children aren’t cooperating and we’re experiencing stress in our lives that we need to practice mindful, conscious parenting more than ever. Yet, it’s during these overwhelming times that we lose our Zen self.  Whatever you want to call it—being calm, centered, mindful, or zen—requires daily attention, just like anything good does. Cathy Cassani Adams […]

Being Positive – Accepting that whatever is happening now is the best for this moment

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We were at a crowded indoor play space, where many of us find ourselves during the cold and rainy months. I was complaining about the crowds, how far away we had to park, how chaotic it seemed. Then I realized something… my kids weren’t complaining at all. They didn’t even seem to notice these negatives […]