Cooking As A Meditation?

Cooking As A Meditation?

Cooking As A Meditation by Audrey Christie McLaughlin Yes, I really mean cooking as a meditation; eating can be one too! Meditation is not always sitting perfectly still in lotus position chanting, in fact, that is only one type of meditation. There is no recipe for the “right way” to meditate. So let’s take a closer look at preparing food or cooking as a meditation and what that might look like…because the result is a delicious and...

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Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

“Meditation” is a word that is often misunderstood. Usually, when we hear the word “meditate” we think of someone sitting quietly, legs folder, eyes closed, blocking out the outer world and creating a still mind. Easier said than done, right? But there are many ways to meditate, and they aren’t all quite so challenging. Here at KidCentered, we have taught our children a number of ways to meditate, but the...

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice?

Celebrating the Summer Solstice?

Summer Solstice is coming up soon. How will you celebrate it with your kids? Do you normally celebrate this annual event, or are you more inclined to notice the date halfway through the day and think, “Oh, it’s officially the first day of summer.” Metaphysically speaking, the first day of summer is a day to celebrate the light within. Festivals are held around the world to celebrate the radiant energy of the sun with flowers,...

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Summer Balance?

Summer Balance?

Yes, we know, it’s not “officially” summer until June 21st this year, but school is out and the Colorado weather is finally warming up so it sure feels like summer. Yeah! In our house, one of the ways we maintain balance is by celebrating…a LOT. We celebrate the start of summer break, and we celebrate the return to school. This year, the kids got out on a Thursday, so we partied on Friday! It started with fresh made...

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Kids Love Singing Bowls

Kids Love Singing Bowls

Have you ever heard of a Tibetan Singing Bowl? These bowls are made from brass, hand hammered by Tibetan monks (well, the good quality ones are), and when played properly, they emit an extraordinary sound akin to “singing.” The bowls have been used for centuries as healing and/or meditation tools and as mesmerizing as they are for adults, kids just adore them too. We have two in my home (plus a massive crystal singing bowl) and the...

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