Category Archives: Mindfulness

Sibling Conflict: Alternative Strategies

Friday, November 3rd 2017 Helping my kids cultivate a positive relationship with each other is basically my #1 priority in life.  As such I’m always collecting Evidence They Get Along.  I’m also coaching them -intervening & meddling if you will- … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: TED Talk – The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring

Wednesday, October 18th 2017 A fantastic and inspiring TED Talk originally given in New Zealand 2014. The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring | Thomas Petschner | TEDxChristchurch [13:48]:    

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Forbearance wtf?

July 5th 2017 Of the many things I saw around Bristol RI for the 4th of July Parade yesterday, I was also struck by the stillness and radiation of calm exuded by the Falun Dafa people. According to their display, their … Continue reading

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Stress Reduction Song

For what it’s worth: http://themindunleashed.com/2016/12/neuroscientists-discover-song-reduces-anxiety-65-percent-listen.html Here is the song: Marconi Union – Weightless (Official Video) [8:08]:   ∫

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Snow Day News – Extra Extra

Tuesday, March 14th 2017 During this wet and windy snow-day blizzard, among other things: Gavin got a new sweatshirt; Boys went out to play; The cat hid; And DaddyLove  “organized”  the fridge: 2017-03-14 CLEANING OUT THE FRIDGE [44 seconds]: ♥

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At Rise: UGH

Thurs. Feb. 23rd 2017   At Rise:  The O’s are pulled over in the car polishing off some emergency road-side sandwiches. BOY:  UUUU-GH!!  Can’t we get back on the ROAD already!??! MOM:  Oh?  You mean, ‘Thanks for the great lunch … Continue reading

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A Walk Around the Lake by Olivia

February 22nd 2017 While in Plymouth with family over break my 12 y/o niece Olivia was teaching herself one of my favorite hobbies;  VIDEO EDITING! After a couple random whimsical productions, she sent me this touching piece about walking her … Continue reading

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