OHMusings Blog

  • 3 Breathing Tools for Pre-Schools and Beyond!

    Trust me: there’s nothing quite like hearing and seeing a preschooler ask a friend if she “needs flower power breath,” followed by her reaching into her pocket to pull out and share an imaginary flower!

  • Mindfulness with Test-Taking: Five Tried and True Tips

    A few years ago I taught yoga and mindfulness at an urban Houston elementary school. The school was considered low-socioeconomic with a majority of English Language Learners. Additionally, It was a highly international and transient community. Growing up is already stressful enough without so many external factors. During my “Health and Wellness” classes, students learned ...

  • OHMusings: Self-care as Self-less Love

    While giving love, cards and gifts, let’s consider including ourselves in the celebration—and not just for Valentine’s Day, but everyday. Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer “You yourself, as much as anybody ...

  • Parents Practice Mindful Action

    “So what is the one action from today’s discussion you will put into practice,“ I asked a group of parents toward the end of a discussion at The Village School in Houston.  I was there as part of an initiative with their Middle School where the Yoginos: Yoga for Youth® (YYY) program MOSST (Mindful and OHMazing® ...

  • Family Time Friday: Back-to-School Bliss, Part I

    As we prepare to kick off a new, OHMazing® school year, many of us—including parents and our kids!—may be feeling mixed emotions. Some of us may be feeling nervous, anxious, excited, ready, not ready, some or all of the above! Emotions are not good or bad: they just are! And when we do not feel ...