Posts tagged: Art

Mindful Art

Self-awareness and emotional regulation are spiritual skills that every child needs. Research shows that art activities…

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Taming Anxiety

One of my children goes quiet when she’s anxious. Another talks incessantly and blows up when he gets overwhelmed.…

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New Year’s Examen

Examen is a reflective practice that originated in the 15th century. It’s purpose is to help children and adults…

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Creating a Sacred Healing Space

The last two years have been incredibly difficult. Children, as well as adults, have struggled to find spiritual…

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Movement-Enhanced Learning

Several years ago, I was leading a holiday workshop and more kids than I expected showed up. There weren’t enough…

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Coloring as a Mindfulness Practice

As children return to in-person gatherings, they may feel anxious and stressed.  An art-based mindfulness practice can…

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Using Landscape Images in Spiritual Reflection

My youngest child loves Van Gogh’s Starry Night. In fifth grade, he picked out a t-shirt that had Albert Einstein’s…

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Earth Day Spirituality

Nature plays a significant role in spirituality for people of all ages. During the pandemic, many families have found…

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Talking about Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb

Forming an identity is a complicated task. The arts provide space to create and play with different identities.…

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