Brain Break

Last year my second grader had a brain break built into her school day. As I had been told, she could utilize a free pass once a day in order to take a break. How smart is that?

I feel like we all could use a collective brain break daily. 

This year her school is focusing on carving out time to share lessons on the topic of Mindfulness.

So, what is mindfulness? I had to look it up to really confirm what I thought it meant and gain a better understanding.

Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. … When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future. ~Greater Good Magazine

Sounds amazing to me.

I am encouraged by the efforts and the evolution that has occurred in school since my oldest was in Kindergarten in the early 2000’s.  It’s staggering how much has occurred since then within our world, within our kids. So much that continues to evolve and develop.

I was in my regular yoga practice yesterday and the leader of the practice encouraged all of us to take our nostalgia in small doses.


I love nostalgia. Isn’t that what many are craving right now? Doesn’t it somehow feel like the macaroni and cheese or mashed potatoes comfort food? The ooey gooey chocolate cake? The jam on your mix tape?

But at second glance the idea is rooted in some serious wisdom. If we are focused on the past or worried about the future we miss ALL that is happening right now. And there are some pretty amazing things happening in small moments and historical moments

I don’t want to miss them.

I don’t want to miss this.

Take a brain break.

My daughters and I enjoying some tech-free time on the Pacific Ocean

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