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Tips for Raising a Happy Child

The focus of the month was on Santosha (translated as “contentment” or “happiness”), one of the five personal disciplines of the yoga philosophy. When I taught for years in international schools, I was particularly curious about what makes children happy around the world.  Now, as a mom to a two-year-old, I have been thinking a lot about […]

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Happiness Around the World: Call for Posts

What is happiness? One of the yoga principles is Santosha, which could be translated as “contentment”.  Patanjali wrote The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (translated by Alistair Shearer), and says that “From contentment results unparalleled happiness”.  My teacher, Katie Manitsas, writes in her book Spiritual Survival in the City: Santosha – contentment Accepting. Working against the […]

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On Passion: Part 2

This “passion” post is part of our monthly theme at Kids Yoga Stories.  I asked my dear friend, Karen Hancock from KMHmakes, to share her thoughts on Passion.  I consider her a Passion-Creativity expert.  She’s also a phenomenal jewelry designer. On Passion, Part II In Part I of our chat about Passion, we looked at […]

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On Passion: Part 1

This “passion” post is part of our monthly theme at Kids Yoga Stories.  I asked my dear friend, Karen Hancock from KMHmakes, to share her thoughts on Passion.  I consider her a Passion-Creativity expert.  She’s also a phenomenal jewelry designer. On Passion: Part 1 “Follow your passion.” It’s a mantra you hear often these days. […]

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10 Tips To Being a Successful Mompreneur

I’m excited to introduce our guest, Jenn Aubert.  Jenn is a Business Mindset Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She helps women entrepreneurs bust through their fears and self-doubts so they can start and grow their businesses.   She is about to launch a year long writing adventure interviewing female entrepreneurs  as part of […]

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12 Practices of Gratitude

This month, I focused on Gratitude. In his book, The Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes five Yamas as personal disciplines to becoming a responsible, productive, and happy person.  One of the Yamas is Aparigraha, which is translated as “greedlessness” or only possessing what is absolutely necessary in our lives.  It could also be loosely translated as being grateful. What […]

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The Practice of Ahimsa: 15 Acts of Kindness

Last month at Kids Yoga Stories, I focused on Ahimsa (~Kindness).  Ahimsa is one of the behavioral disciplines (Yamas) along the path of yoga.  Ahimsa can be translated as “Non-Violence”, or Kindness to ourselves, others, and the environment. Practice Ahimsa – 15 ways that you can make the world a better place through your acts of […]

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15 ways to Live the Life you Want

This month at Kids Yoga Stories, I focused on Tapas. Tapas is one of the personal disciplines (Niyamas) along the path of yoga.  It could be translated as being self disciplined and courageous to follow one’s true Passion. In the Spirit of Yoga by Cat de Rham & Michelle Gill,  Tapas is defined as “a […]

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