Acorns to Great Oaks

Meditations for Children
Author: Marie Delanote
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844097900
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 64
View: 3403
"Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children" helps children to become and stay aware of the world around them, aware of their own fabulousness, aware of energy, aware of their thoughts and feelings influencing their lives and that of others, aware of their connection with this beautiful planet we live on, and aware of how they can change anything for the better, easily and quickly, in order to create trust, strength and happiness. We are creatures of habit. If we can pick up 'bad' habits (stress, anger), we can also be taught good habits (relaxation, trust, conscious breathing, forgiveness, peace…). We need to teach children how to manage their own behavior instead of having others manage it for them. Meditation and being aware is coming to a place within your heart and mind where you feel happy and trusting so you can feel good again, in and after any situation, wherever you are and as quickly as possible. Visualizing specific pictures in the mind supports this. It teaches children power and control over how they feel, what's happening and where they want to be in life! Acorns to Great Oaks – Meditations for Children contains 22 short meditations to help children on their way, so they can then easily apply 'coping mechanisms' into real life. An Audio-CD with the meditations from this book is also available (978-1-84409-727-2).

"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412980453
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 8873
In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side—the side that is more creative and less inhibited—is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.

Teach Your Child Meditation

70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-stress and Chill Out
Author: Lisa Roberts
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454929185
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
View: 1100
This fun, hands-on guide is designed to build skills through meditation and breathing exercises that can help kids reduce stress, calm down, relax, and more.

Pocketdoodles for Boys

Author: Chris Sabatino
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423615441
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 1788
Jam-packed with cool ideas and kooky illustrations, Pocketdoodles for Boys invites readers to design a roller coaster, turn a beauty queen into a flesh-eating zombie, create their very own masterpieces, and so much more! Filled with furballs, oddballs, and everything in between, this book will have every boy drawing with delight. Inside are interactive picture and word prompts that will encourage youngsters (and adults) to write, doodle, draw and color on the pages. For example, you'll find storyline doodle pages on which you are given picture elements and instructions on how to complete the drawings. With 272 pages, there's always a new idea for drawing and dreaming! Doodling Prompts Include: Sleepwalker: Draw the weird place this sleepwalker ended up! Draw-A-Bus: Draw the school bus driver. Superhero: Draw yourself as a superhero with really cool powers! Water: Draw scary fish in this fish tank! Puke Park: Draw all the people getting sick on this roller coaster! Cave kid: Draw yourself as a prehistoric caveman.

Wild Grace

Nature as a Spiritual Path
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781883991531
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 124
View: 1599
Eric Alan masterfully integrates his stunning colour photography of nature with profound prose on the spiritual dimensions of nature. Dividing the book into two sections ('Sensing the Spirit' and 'Living the Spirit'), Alan draws us into the natural world as cathedral where deep lessons await us. Alan shows us through words and images nature's teachings on: No Ceilings; No Floors; Flowing; Floating; Silent Support; The Faith of Stones; Life Giving Life; Awareness; The Colour of Peace; and Perseverance. In 'Living the Spirit', he shows us how to cultivate the wisdom that comes from attuning our lives to the natural world. Meditations cover: Home; Surroundings; Religion; Sex and Intimacy; Family and Community; Exercise; Stillness; Balance; Work; Education; Money; Ownership; Food; Music; Conflict; Sleep and Dreams; and Health. Eric Alan has created a beautiful celebration of the details of the natural world, and a meditation on living mindfully within it.

The Children's Meditations In My Heart

Author: Gitte Winter Graugaard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788793210288
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 82
View: 8642
This Danish book full of bedtime "hygge" has helped thousands of children to sleep in more than 20 countries. Is your tiny wonder popping out of bed? Would you love to teach your child about inner beauty and the power of the heart? Introducing your child to heart meditation is helping them navigate the challenges of growing up in The Digital Age.

Mindful Me

Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 0807551449
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 5482
Sometimes kids’ lives can get busy and out of control, and worries can take over. When that happens, knowing how to pause and regain composure with mindfulness can help! This easily digestible guide introduces kids to mindfulness as a way to find clarity, manage stress, handle difficult emotions, and navigate personal challenges. With step-by-step instructions to over thirty breathing, relaxation, and guided meditation exercises, readers will have an entire toolkit at their disposal and writing prompts will help them process their discoveries. Clearly written and incredibly relatable, this invaluable resource provides a positive introduction to the world of self-care and mindfulness.

The Story Book of Science

Author: Jean Henri Fabre
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625581793
Category: Science
Page: 307
View: 3588
Fabre had many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist, and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form.

Starbright Meditations for Children

Author: Maureen Garth
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730495019
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 112
View: 6648
Driven by the desire to help her three-year-old daughter settle down into a peaceful night's sleep, Maureen Garth devised meditations that would help her daughter feel secure and cared for. Starbright is a collection of the stories Garth created as her child grew older. these innovative meditations are simple visualisations parents and teachers can read to their children to help them sleep, develop concentration, waken creativity, and learn to quiet themselves.

Jay's Journal

Author: Beatrice Sparks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671735594
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 791
Jay's journal reveals his growing involvement with witchcraft before his suicide at age 16.

With the Children on Sundays

Author: Sylvanus Stall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1406868388
Page: 256
View: 3134
First published in 1911 by a clergyman who was the author of "What a Young Boy Ought to Know," "What a Young Man Ought to Know," "Methods of Church Work," amongst other titles.

A State of Change

Forgotten Landscapes of California
Author: Laura Cunningham
Publisher: Heyday
ISBN: 9781597141369
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 691
A California field biologist draws on historical ecology and extensive first-hand research to uncover regional history in the Golden State's forgotten landscapes, providing a visual testament to natural-world changes and related opportunities for conservation.

Master of Mindfulness

How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress
Author: Laurie Grossman,Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626255792
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 72
View: 2078
Faster than a speeding spitball, more powerful than a playground bully, able to breeze through homework and finish nightly chores in a single bound, it’s Master of Mindfulness—here to conquer stress, worry, and any trouble that comes your way! Do you ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, or trouble with friends? If so, mindfulness can help. Master of Mindfulness is a unique and empowering book written for kids by kids, with cool illustrations and tips that show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength so that you can be your own superhero—no matter what life throws your way! Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time, but the truth is that all kids have stress—especially when dealing with difficulties at school, at home, or with friends. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard, and you can’t stop thinking about them or you react too fast. You might be mad, sad, irritated, embarrassed, anxious, jealous, or even disappointed with yourself when things don’t go the way you would’ve hoped. And when you’re really upset, it’s hard to make good decisions—you may end up doing something that you regret later or that gets you into trouble. You could probably use some help—and fast!—but where can you turn? This book will give you the skills you need to bring up your own superpowers by showing you how mindfulness, like stopping to take a few deep, mindful breaths, can help you calm down and deal with things differently. Written by Laurie Grossman, cofounder of Mindful Schools and director of program development at Inner Explorer, and Mr. Musumeci’s fifth grade class at Reach Academy in Oakland, California, Master of Mindfulness presents helpful practices—mindful activities proven to make it easier to pay attention, accept yourself and others, manage your anger, and even get to sleep at night. The book features cool, mixed media illustrations with real kids’ drawings and stories about how mindfulness can help in different stressful situations. It even covers some of the brain science behind why mindfulness helps kids to feel better, stay in the present moment, be kind, and make good decisions. The book includes easy and fun practices, like mindful breathing, noticing your feelings, paying attention to your body, and mindful eating, as well as links to engaging audio recordings produced by Mr. Musumeci’s students. And once you become a master of mindfulness, you can help others by sharing your superpower and teaching them how to do it, too—your parents, your teachers, and your friends. When things go wrong, or when you have scary thoughts or strong feelings, you may need help to sort it all out, no matter how old you are. Learning and practicing mindfulness can make it easier to deal with the issues you face every day by showing you how to tap into your own inner strength in times of stress. So, why not use mindfulness and start being your own superhero today?

The Midas Tree

Author: Lesley Phillips
Publisher: Promontory Press Incorporated
ISBN: 9781927559420
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 2395
Joshua lives in the Garden Of Color and Light, an idyllic paradise where he is always playing and having fun. Each day is like any other, until he finds a magical golden acorn that enraptures him and propels him on an incredible adventure. After being guided to chase the acorn as it flies through the garden, Joshua discovers a door at the base of a tree; and once he enters his life changes for ever. "Now it is time for you to go on a journey. You may forget the garden for a while. Follow this golden acorn wherever it takes you." Joshua is transported into a mysterious realm within "The Midas Tree." Desperate to return home, he sets about exploring this unfamiliar environment. He encounters sticky situations and meets tricky characters along the way. The Midas Tree is a spiritual adventure novel aimed at a middle grade to Young Adult audience; although it is also easily enjoyed by adults. It is an adventure story, a guidebook for personal spiritual unfolding and even includes lessons about biology and nature. It is a book that parents can enjoy reading with their children or that teachers can share with their classes to introduce them to internal self awareness. The Midas Tree is a book of light that offers techniques that can help all people cope when they are going through difficult times in their lives; as well as illuminating the path to personal enlightenment in a fun and entertaining way.

Reading lessons from the eighteenth century

mothers, children and texts
Author: Evelyn Arizpe,Morag Styles,Shirley Brice Heath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955210617
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
View: 8505


Your Body and the Science of Security
Author: Maria Birmingham
Publisher: Owlkids
ISBN: 9781771471930
Category: Biometric identification
Page: 48
View: 2854
An informative, engaging introduction to biometrics, how it's used, and why it matters

Secrets of the Pelvis for Martial Arts

A Practical Guide for Improving Your Wujifa, Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua and Everyday Life
Author: Michael Buhr
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492149996
Category: Martial arts
Page: 184
View: 8273
Many martial arts and qigong practices speak of the need to move from the center, to 'round the crotch', to open the Huiyin point, and to relax the waist and hips. Due to the "private" nature of this area of the body, there are few if any martial art teachers who publicly describe methods regarding how to achieve these results. And so the pelvic area (a.k.a. dan-tian or hara) remains the most difficult area of the body for many practitioners to understand, feel, relax, and open. This book weaves together personal insights, practical tips, and a wide range of excerpts and references taken from martial arts, qigong, and other clinical books and articles to offer a functional path for higher level martial arts development. This is the first and only book dedicated to the topic of developing the pelvic area for the martial arts. You simply will not find this wealth of information, in one place, anywhere else!

The Joy of Forest Bathing

Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life
Author: Melanie Choukas-Bradley
Publisher: Rock Point
ISBN: 0760365075
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
View: 7352
Being present in a forest, or other wild area, can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a simple antidote to our nature-starved lives. The Joy of Forest Bathing is a beginner’s guide to forest bathing—or Shinrin-yoku, in Japan-- the meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life. Reduce your stress and anxiety levels as you enter a nature filled journey. Forest bathe through the seasons while also learning how to deal with difficult situations. Get enthralled in the landscapes around you as you discover the health benefits of reconnecting with the wild. This helpful guide is useful for all ages and stages of life and will help you incorporate the wondrous world of nature into your everyday life. The Joy of Forest Bathing is both an invitation to take up the practice of forest bathing and inspiration to heal both the planet and humanity.


Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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