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How the 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you fall asleep

From bedtime aromatherapy to pre-sleep yoga, our Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.<p>In this video, we show you how to utilise the 4-7-8 breathing technique. Pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil, the technique works by calming the mind and …

Vitamin B—And Why It’s Important

As one of the most essential vitamins, the B’s are also the most confusing—because, well, there are a lot of them. Whether it’s folate (not to be …

Wellness

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

Mindfulness

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

A Meditation for Beginners With Deepak Chopra

<i>By Deepak Chopra</i><p>Take a few minutes of peaceful contemplation to lay the groundwork for deeper practice. In this video Deepak Chopra, M.D., asks you to simply focus on your inner self and notice your breathing. This practice is designed to be a meditation for beginners, but it's also helpful for …

Meditation

'How do we unleash greatness in teachers?'

As teachers, we spend hours trying to plan engaging lessons for our children, but we’re often nowhere near as good at planning our own training.<p>In fact, surveys suggest that a common experience for the average teacher is a lecture in a stuffy school hall after a full day of teaching. This might be …

Education

6 Things the Happiest Families All Have in Common

Family life is hectic. Most of us play it by ear and hope it works out well.<p>Or maybe you haven’t started a family yet but when you do you want to do …

Parenting

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.