Ease Into Summer

As the end of the school year approaches, and the build up to summer begins, it’s important to take a moment to acknowledge the undercurrent of pressure that often coincides with transition. Whether its’ middle school students gearing up for high school, or high school seniors preparing to enter into the adult world, each transition carries an element of uncertainty. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, caregiver or student, practicing mindfulness when you experience challenging emotions means paying attention to the apprehensive feelings and taking time to pause and recognize their presence. Try bringing attention to the flow of your breath with our Take Ten breathing practice, and notice how breathing mindfully can both break the cycle of ruminating thoughts and help you ride the waves of emotion.