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 […]

Finding joy in the little things – remembering gratitude is the gateway to joy

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It’s often in the little ordinary things, the everyday, where we find the joy. Sometimes we get so caught up in the big things. That we lose sight of all the little things that lead up to the big event. Thanksgiving dinner is a great reminder of this. Sitting down to the table and eating […]

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 […]

How to Sustain Your Child’s Natural Mindfulness

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How do we create a more compassionate world for our children? We can start by practicing mindfulness and compassion in our own homes and relationships. Our children learn most by what we model in the everyday moments that make up our days. As we’re eating breakfast, driving to activities, and connecting or disconnecting. It’s not […]

Peaceful Mama Workshop: A calming evening of self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion

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Join us for the Peaceful Mamas workshop where we reflect on the mama we want to be, know we can be, but don’t always have the tools and time to actually be. To be at peace in our parenting, we need to feel at peace within ourselves. We’ll learn about self-compassion to accept ourselves where […]

Conscious parenting, having compassion for ourselves and others, and being in this moment – EDEM ep. 28 with Sheryl Stoller

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Could taking care of ourselves be the greatest gift we give our children? What does it mean “be in the moment” and how can we “be present” when we’re pulled in so many different directions? Meet Sheryl Stoller, a mother of three grown children and certified parent coach, who draws from personal and professional experience to […]

Becoming more conscious of our time and choices, and creating balance and fulfillment as a whole person – EDEM ep. 27 with Karli Kujawa Smith

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In the busyness of our days, we can sometimes feel like life is just happening to us but really we are shaping our lives by the choices we make everyday. When we focus on awareness, we can be more conscious of the choices we are making and start creating a life that is our own that […]

Miracle Morning for Parents and Families, Morning routine, and Positive home environment – EDEM ep. 21 with Lindsay McCarthy

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Imagine a new routine with your family each morning. It’s not rushed or chaotic. You wake up a little earlier than you have to and do some simple, proven practices to improve everyone’s mindset A shift takes place when we devote time for ourself at the start of the day—we start to feel more confidence, […]

Health, wealth, love, happiness and letting our children be our greatest teachers – EDEM ep. 20 with Natalie Sager

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Health, wealth (abundance), love, and happiness. We want and deserve all of these things. We actually are all of these things at our core. We just have to dig down inside to heal ourself and let it emerge. It starts with our own health and well-being. We have to first feel healthy within our self to […]

Letting go of unrealistic expectations is the most perfect thing we can do in parenting

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You know that feeling inside when you’ve reached your limit? You just want to give up. But you don’t because your children are looking up at you in that moment and they need you. Need you to make dinner or change their diaper or give them a hug or a ride to swimming practice. Some […]

Renewed focus on mindful parenting and living – EDEM 6 with Diana Shea

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Hear how a mother of two who is passionate about wellness, cooking, and yoga reinvents herself with a new career and renewed focus on mindful parenting and living. Have you found that parenting is not so much about teaching our children but our children teaching us? How do we really connect with our children? Is it about […]