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Jessica Perkins

Invitations to PLAY

What are you doing this summer to incorporate a bit of magic into your weekly rhythm? Im creating some invitations to play for my family. There is something extra special about being invited to join in. A connective quality. Knowing someone values you and your time enough to invite you to participate in something special. The thing is, that something doesnt have to be pricey or expensive - in...

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play is a language we all understand. What brings you JOY?

Play is a language we all understand. Pause. And play. What does your play look like? One of mine is definitely art and another is taking pictures and yet another, writing what things light you up? What things bring you so much joy you feel like a child? When you do them, you are so lost IN IT - in flow - in MAGIC - you could lose track of time. What things do that for you? (What things do that...

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Mindfulness Awareness Scavenger Hunt

My kiddos were needing to get their collaboration on today. Its been a lot of inside time the past 48 hours due to the rain. Thats fun and all - except when its not. Young people dont always know when they need personal space. They get annoyed and mad and spew. Instead of realizing what they really need is time apart, space, breathing room - they nitpick, micromanage, name call, become short...

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Just do it – jump in – practice it – Magic in the everyday moments

Tonight, little man fell asleep early which meant special time with the big kids. I pulled out the thank you notes, cards, paper, and markers and began scrolling some gratitude letter writing - soon they joined in. We listened to the radio while writing and drawing some thanks. I had considered doing a movie or a show / tv time - but im so glad I opted for some creativity time instead. When I sat...

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Brain – Mind/Matter

I loved this visual from Beacon House so much that I drew it in my journal as a reminder. A visual of the way in which a young persons brain develops. They cannot reach their higher order functioning for awhile. 1. The first part that develops is the brain stem - which processes sensory input and is in charge of survival. Sometimes we refer to this part of our brain as the Reptilian Brain - or...

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