Adventure & Holding a Space for Our Children Pt3

Cai is a little different from his classmates. It is very evident when we are skiing. Skiing is something a lot of people do in Colorado, but the only young kids we see in the backcountry tend to be ones who come with us. Why is this a distinction? When you ski in the backcountry you are much less able to predict the conditions.

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Adventure & Holding a Space for our Children Part 2

After last weeks article, we know that adventure is the feeling you gain from an uncertain outcome. We also know why adventure is important. The question becomes how do we incorporate it into raising our children. The fantastic part is that in most instances it will happen naturally when we get out of our own way. Here are seven tactics we used.

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Teaching Balance and Rhythm

My bicycle meditations brought me to the realization that there is a pulse beating through most of our existence. The sun comes up and goes down. Our blood courses through our body. There is birth and there is decay. It is all one big complex rhythm.

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Gratitude and ritual: A panacea for our time

Science now shows us this airy concept is founded in neural connections and chemical reactions in neurotransmitters. The fields of brain based teaching and positive psychology were eye openers for me. Due to a predisposition towards melancholy I was excited to come across a positive psychology intervention called the three blessings.

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