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Jan 26 2023

Let’s Reflect!

Ep. 41 | Let's Reflect: A look back at our favorite moments over the past year Show Notes Reminisce with us! Kelly and Kristi look back at the first year of the...

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Jan 26 2023

Let’s Reflect!

Ep. 41 | Let's Reflect: A look back at our favorite moments over the past year Show Notes Reminisce with us! Kelly and Kristi look back at the first year of the...

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Social Awareness

Social Awareness

Ep. 37 | CASEL Series Part 4: Social Awareness - Growing Our Circle of Awareness Beyond Ourselves Show Notes Social Awareness is the 4th pillar of the CASEL framework and the topic of this episode of Mindful Conversations With KAY. Now that we've built some SEL skills...

Why Should Children Practice Yoga?

Why Should Children Practice Yoga?

“For real change to take place, the body needs to learn that the danger has passed and to live in the reality of the present.” -Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. from The Body Keeps the Score The basic elements of a yoga practice (movement, breath work, and meditation) help...

Responsible Decision Making

Responsible Decision Making

Ep. 36 | CASEL Part 3: Responsible Decision Making Show Notes Today's episode continues the CASEL conversation with an exploration of responsible decision-making. Kelly and Kristi discuss the hugely important ability to make caring and constructive choices about...

5 Habits for Happiness

5 Habits for Happiness

First of all, how awesome is the job title "Happiness Researcher"? Apparently it is a real career and Shawn Achor is just that - a happiness researcher out of Harvard University and author of The Happiness Advantage. His TedTalk on happiness and success is one of the...

Being Mindful with Technology

Being Mindful with Technology

Ep 35 | Being Mindful with Technology: The Good, The Bad, and The Reality of Technology and Our Children Show Notes In this highly relatable episode of Mindful Conversations with KAY, Kelly and Kristi dive into the pros and cons of technology. The past couple years...

Get To Know Your Brain!

Get To Know Your Brain!

It's funny, isn't it? The place we spend the most time, day and night, is the exact same place we know the least about. Our brain is the ultimate mystery. The bunch of gooey cells and invisible stringy nerves that inhabit our skulls control EVERYTHING in our lives....

Practicing Self-Regulation with Children’s Yoga

Self-regulation is an often overlooked, yet quite teachable, tool we can provide the littles in our lives. In all honestly, I feel like it’s only been my adulthood exposure to yoga that has really helped me develop the ability to calm myself down, think through my...

Social Emotional Learning | Self-Awareness

Social Emotional Learning | Self-Awareness

Ep 33 | CASEL Series Part 1: Social Emotional Learning - Self-Awareness Show Notes This episode is the first of five exploring CASEL. The CASEL framework is used as a data-based foundation for Social Emotional instruction. Kelly and Kristi start the CASEL conversation...

The (Scientific) Reasons to Practice Yoga with Your Children

The (Scientific) Reasons to Practice Yoga with Your Children

There are A LOT of activities for children to participate in these days, aren't there? Every sport ever invented (including some straight from fictional stories, like Quidditch) has a team kids can try out for. Your three year old likes wearing a tutu? There's about a...

Interview with Mark Brown, Creator of the Zen Pig Series

Interview with Mark Brown, Creator of the Zen Pig Series

Ep. 32 | Lessons of Mindfulness, Self-Love, Empathy, and Gratitude: An Interview with Mark Brown, Creator of the Zen Pig Series Show Notes This is one of our favorite episodes! Kelly and Kristi sit down with Mark Brown, the creator, writer, and illustrator of the Zen...

Mindful Moments to Welcome Fall

Mindful Moments to Welcome Fall

Here in the northern hemisphere, we are stepping deeper into the autumn season. The temperature changes, the colors change and the daylight changes all affect our children in obvious and subtle ways. Let's help them embrace the inevitability of change and the beauty...

Kids NEED Restorative Yoga, Too!

Kids NEED Restorative Yoga, Too!

Today's blog author is Kaden, an 11-year old Yogi (pictured below) This all started when my mother, my grandmother, and I were going over to a yoga studio to do a class on restorative yoga. I was really excited because this would be my first restorative yoga class. We...

Somatic Work

Somatic Work

Ep 31 | Somatic Work: Using the physical body to get mentally and emotionally "Unstuck" Show Notes We have all experienced episodes of our fight-flight-freeze response... and sometimes we might even get stuck in that stress loop. This is why the practice of somatic...

Finding Your Balance – Inside and Out

Finding Your Balance – Inside and Out

It's a busy world out there! And for many of us, it's a busy world inside, too. Our minds are kept stimulated, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, all day and often through the night. We've been given many ways to find quiet moments, to find balance, in our lives:...

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