Lion’s Pose By Michelle Schwarzmann

School can cause stress and anxiety in some students to the point that everyone around the student can feel it. For an instant stress release, try Lion’s Pose. Do it as a family facing each other, and have a good laugh as well. You can do this pose sitting on your calves (knees and legs...
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Minimizing Stress By Michelle Schwarzmann

The start of the holiday season is only a few weeks away, and while this is a wonderful time of year for families to spend quality time together, it can also be a stressful time for parents and students. Many schools have multiple tests or projects due just before the Thanksgiving break and then finals...
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Happy Halloween

  I asked parents and friends what they do/did with their children or teens to minimize candy consumption on Halloween. Most of the answers included some sort of bribery. Whatever works. 🙂   Why is this a good idea? Eliminate the fight for “just one more piece of candy.” Maintain blood sugar, preventing sugar highs...
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Hand Breathing by Julie Shullo

Feeling anxious or struggling to focus in class? Try a quick brain break by doing hand breathing.  It will calm your mind, so you can refocus on your work. 1. Place either your left or right hand palm side down on a desk or other flat surface with your fingers spread out. 2. With the...
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