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Kids

A Day for Dads 

Whatever your plans for Father's Day, appreciation, memories, forgiveness, reflection, and simple kindness can all play a part. Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • June 8, 2011
Kids

Mothers and Transitions 

In honor of Mother’s Day, here is a selection of stories relating to childbirth, parenting, caring for aging parents and dealing with their passing—with mindfulness. Read More 

  • Line Goguen-Hughes
  • May 4, 2011
Kids

Developing Mindfulness in Youth 

On Feb 2, Dr. Mark Greenberg will give a talk in the speaker series “Developing Mindfulness in Families, Schools and Youth” at the Simon Fraser University Harbor Centre in Vancouver. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 27, 2011
Compassion

The Art of Losing: On Writing, Dying, & Mom 

How do we reconcile chaos with control? Cataloging moments of poetry and disaster, novelist and essayist Ruth Ozeki makes sense of family quirks, history almost lost, and the death of parents. Read More 

  • Ruth Ozeki
  • August 24, 2010
Compassion

Grandmother Mind 

Parents must attend to the nuts and bolts of their children’s care. But grandmothers, says Susan Moon, can pay attention to what's in the background—water, air, stories, and love.  Read More 

  • Susan Moon
  • August 24, 2010
Compassion

Love Is the Measure of Our Practice 

As the children of aging parents do, Cyndi Lee, teacher and founder of the OM Yoga Center, returns the love and care her mother showed to her. She finds teaching yoga has given her the tools to help.  Read More 

  • Cyndi Lee
  • August 23, 2010
Kids

Imperfect Beauty 

Prizing newness with its sleek and perfect lines has some ugly consequences. An aesthetic alternative, offers author Elizabeth Farrelly, is wabi sabi, the Japanese philosophy that beauty lies in what is flawed. Read More 

  • Elizabeth Farrelly
  • August 23, 2010