This Is The Author | Mariam Gates

“What inspired me to write MEDITATE WITH ME: A Step-by-Step Mindfulness Journey was I wanted kids to have a way to slow down. I wanted to give kids a beloved book that they could connect to, that they could interact with, practices that were easy for them, a way to feel their breath in their body, a way to slow down when they need it, and a way to really calm themselves…a way to sort of start practicing self-soothing techniques that they’ll really need throughout their entire lives.”

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Go to It! ‘Read’ While You Run

I would consider myself a light runner. I run a few miles a day, a few days a week, and mostly enjoy running with people so we can chat.  I don’t often listen to music when I run, but when I do, I listen to the same playlist that I had put on my iPod when I got it several years ago.  I generally find music to be boring and I end up running a shorter distance when listening to my playlist than I do when I’m involved in a conversation with others. Read more

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