I love showing people how to teach kids meditation. I am constantly amazed at how children and teens respond to mindfulness and mindful activities and it gives me no greater joy to see the delight of the adults who teach them.
Often adults are amazed how kids respond. Perhaps adults think that it must be difficult for kids to meditate because adults usually struggle at the beginning. I don’t believe this is true and especially for kids with special needs.
I believe in them. I believe that kids with special needs are just as capable of finding moments of peace if we show them how. I refuse to accept that they can’t do it and know that it is my purpose to help find a more creative, fun and adapted way for them to access this important life skill we call meditation.
I’m not sure where to begin in this blog about my trip to New Zealand and Australia. It was both a very healing and enlightening one for me.
You see my first trip to Australia held some really difficult memories. I went to Sydney 17 years ago, it was at a time in my life when I had experienced many challenges. The biggest was the sudden death of my mother that same year – I was only 28 and floored by this.
My perception of Oz during this time was filtered by my grief that I held deep down inside. Visiting Sydney was both an exercise in opening and healing old wounds as well as creating new, loving memories with my husband.