Given the impact that COVID-19 is having on the community, it’s a good time to remember to practice kindness and compassion to others.
Don't freak out! When I say "active", I am not suggesting that we all have to start training for the Melbourne Marathon! All I am talking about is taking time with our family or friends to fit movement into our day, and build on relationships.
As promised, I told you all that I would share an example of an intro letter that you or your child can share with their teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Every parent/carer experiences transition to school in a different way, but you should all be very proud of all you have done to contribute to the safe, healthy, and ready to learn child you are sending out the door.
So it's almost time to go back to school and kinder. The kids may be ratty, the house a mess of toys, and you've got contact and name labels all over you! Whether your child is headed off for their first day, or they are well into school, some of these tips might be helpful during the settling in period.
There are many examples in daily life where our attachments only contribute to suffering.Nonattachment encourages us to just notice these thoughts and allow them to come and go. And even when they do contribute to a certain feeling, we can still allow that feeling to just come and go.
For this edition, I remembered an exercise that I was taught some years ago which I found useful as means of practicing mindfulness meditation.
TOBY MIZZI, COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST, STRONG MINDS PSYCHOLOGY The Strong Minds team has had a very exciting and successful move into our new premise at 3 Little Yarra Rd, Yarra Junction…
Toby shares some of his favourite apps for mindfulness and meditation
Formal practice is great and it is helpful, but there is no reason you cannot apply mindfulness at any time during your daily life.