Emma Fitzpatrick

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Pick and mix for natural beauty

On a farm in Devon, Jini Reddy learns how to make skin cream and fragrances from natural ingredients<p>BY <b>Jini Reddy</b> | 27 May 2014<p>I'm crouching low in a grassy meadow, inspecting plantain, nettles, cleavers and ivy with forensic intensity, but I'm not here to hunt for food or medicine - I am foraging …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Breathe in, breathe out a way to conquer students’ stress

Earlier this month, The Toronto District School Board released the results of an extensive study into student mental health that revealed students are anxious, losing sleep and many "feel like crying." The survey made national headlines as the public and parents wondered how to address the latest …

6 Ways To Ground Yourself When You're Feeling Anxious

I’m writing this as I’m waiting to hear back from the doctor about whether or not my son has Lyme Disease. I’d love to report that I’m one of those …

What 20 Minutes Of Yoga Does For Your Brain

Just 20 minutes of yoga could help your brain function better, according to a small new study.<p>Researchers found that people did better -- both speed-wise and accuracy-wise -- on brain functioning tests after just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga, compared with aerobic exercise.<p>"It appears that following …

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

Meditation

Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine: laying flat on our backs trying desperately to acclimate to the heat and wondering why in the world we liked this yoga so much! All of a sudden, I …

11 Slightly More Accurate Names For Yoga Poses

With this simplified guide to remembering your poses, you'll never forget how to yoga again. GEICO knows the value of a good, delightful workout!

6 Stretches Everyone Should Do Before Getting Out of Bed

Finally, a really good reason to stay in bed longer in the morning.<p>There's a legit reason to hit snooze and stay in bed a bit longer: Stretching there can make mornings less painful by gently waking up your muscles. Which is particularly delightful if you slept strangely or recently soldiered …

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Simply stated, when the brain feels any type of a threat (emotional, social, or cognitive stress) the thinking part shuts down. Unless a school …

Can we get the 'distracted generation' reading again?

Any parent who has begged, cajoled, ordered their child to put down the gadget and go outside and throw a ball around, or read a ‘proper book’ will …

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Also like a muscle, empathy is easy to forget, particularly when operating in a crisis mode, always putting out fires. As a personal example, my …

Teaching

Creating a Welcoming and Intellectually Challenging Classroom

Veteran educators Dorothy M. Steele and Becki Cohn-Vargas offer this simple but powerful suggestion to build a more inclusive, equitable environment …

Pedagogy

Setting up the classroom | On Our Minds

<b>Setting up a classroom is a task that would challenge the most talented interior designer.</b> Classroom management isn’t just about managing people – it …

7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

• What do you see as your child's greatest strengths or skills? Tell me about a time when you saw your child demonstrating these skills.<br>• Next June, what …