Month: May 2009

How to Cultivate Patience

I'm late, I'm late! Does this sound familiar? We live in a world where our schedules are hectic and today's technology bombards us constantly. It seems more difficult then ever to cultivate patience when we are accustomed to and reinforced for having things instantly available. In addition, we often feel pressure to react immediately to interruptions from our e-mail, phone calls, or texting. As a result we resort to multi-tasking to decrease the impact of being overwhelmed from all of this while juggling family, work and social relations. There is a downside to multitasking.

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“Walk the Walk”: How Walking Together can Create Memories that Last a Lifetime

How long has it been since you and your children took a walk outdoors, with no destiny in mind, for no specific reason, with no bikes, no scooters or footballs to accompany you, just simply with the goal to enjoy your time together while admiring the world of nature? You may be surprised by the countless splendours you can encounter together when you become mindful of all that is around you. Today I walked by a gigantic tree with shimmering green leaves that sounded like an orchestra of wind instruments, that of course the wind was having a magnificent time playing.

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“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”: The Importance of Laughter and Humour in Daily Family Life

by Dr Angel Adams, Dr Patricia Papciak

Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

– Japanese Proverb

Image: A laughing kitten

Would you like to laugh more with your children and spend less time fussing and arguing? In this article we want to tell you the important reasons to add more humour into your interactions, encourage your child to develop a sense of humour and explain why it is crucial for you to increase your own entertaining repertoire. We will start first with some definitions. Humour is what makes something funny, whereas a sense of humour is the ability to recognise it. Thus, an individual with a strong sense of humour has the ability to not only identify what’s funny but can entertain as well! What is laughter? Read more