Coming off a nutty October packed with two tours, lots of shows and trainings, and giving a TEDx talk (more on that soon!), I’m loving the quiet coziness of the early, dark evenings. Sometimes, though, I feel like it can also lead to super-low energy—and the to-do list hasn’t shortened a bit, for us or for our kids.
Here’s a kid-favorite Mindful Moment, “Hot Soup!” to help us find and focus that energy. (Hot soup just helps with everything, doesn’t it? “Good for what ails ya,” as my grandma used to say.) Try it with your little ones and let me know how it goes!
Imagine you’re holding a hot cup of soup.
It’s MUCH too hot to eat right now!
Take a long breath in, and say, “It’s ha-ha-ha-ha-hot!”
Take another long breath in, and say, “It’s ha-ha-ha-ha-hot!”
Put one hand on your belly, and see if you can feel your belly muscles working as you say it.
Once more, take a long breath in, and say, “It’s ha-ha-ha-ha-hot!”
Put your soup down.
Take a big breath in, and just let it all the way out!