From Chaos to Calm - Helping Kids Regulate (Part 3)
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
1w ago
Lauren is back with 5 more regulation strategies that you can try with the kiddos in your life! For the rest of May and all of June, Lauren is going to share 5 regulation strategies per week. In each episode, Lauren will explain how each strategy works to regulate and then give you specific examples of how you can start using these strategies with young kids (but these can be used with people of any age too!).  In this episode, Lauren shares the first 6 emotional regulation strategies. All of today's approaches are nature and outdoors based which is perfect as we head into these warmer m ..read more
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From Chaos to Calm - Helping Kids Regulate (Part 2)
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
2w ago
Lauren is back with 5 more regulation strategies that you can try with the kiddos in your life! For the rest of May and all of June, Lauren is going to share 5 regulation strategies per week. In each episode, Lauren will explain how each strategy works to regulate and then give you specific examples of how you can start using these strategies with young kids.  In this episode, Lauren re-introduces the categorization system that she uses with young kids to help them identify their emotional states. And then shares the first 5 emotional regulation strategies: Acupressure Points Gratitude ..read more
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From Chaos to Calm - Helping Kids Regulate (Part 1)
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
3w ago
Today is the first day of a 6 week series on regulation strategies. For the rest of May and all of June, Lauren is going to share 5 regulation strategies per week! In each episode, Lauren will explain how each strategy works to regulate and then give you specific examples of how you can start using these strategies with young kids.  In this episode, Lauren re-introduces the categorization system that she uses with young kids to help them identify their emotional states. And then shares the first 5 emotional regulation strategies: Tense and release Balancing Humor Shaking Your Body or Da ..read more
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Calming & Coping Mechanisms RE-RELEASE
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
1M ago
We are kicking off a new mini-series on regulation strategies, so we're reviving this episode from 2021 as a way to get you in the right headspace for the next couple of episodes. In this episode, Lauren walks us through the 2 strategies for regulation: the Bottom-Up or Top-Down Approach.  Breaking down the approaches: Bottom-up: These strategies are used for the oldest part of your brain: the emotional brain. The Amygdala hijacks your thinking brain and causes a reaction. Activities to offset that reaction include movement, breathing, and touch and are proven to be successful when used ..read more
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Changing the Culture of Childhood Abuse
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
1M ago
We're taking a break from our micro-wellness series because the current culture around child abuse has been weighing on Lauren's heart and she didn't want to go another day without talking about it. In this episode, Lauren is talking about child abuse and how it can be prevented by teaching our little ones how to talk about their bodies and advocate for themselves. From the definition of what abuse is to sharing resources that you can use with kids as young as 1 or 2 years old, Lauren provides the information and resources you need to feel empowered to talk about this with your kids or other ..read more
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Finding Balance in Your Life
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
1M ago
The past few episodes have given you 5 minute micro-practices that you can add into your daily schedule to improve your physical and mental health. In this episode, Lauren focuses on how to use these micro-practices and micro-steps to achieve more balance in your life. Recently, Lauren has noticed so many people around her are just exhausted. Knowing how to recognize what to change and taking micro-steps to get there can make big changes in how you feel. It is possible to change your behavior patterns and re-wire your brain - you just need to know how to start.  Lauren answers this week ..read more
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HIIT Workout in 5 minutes or Less
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
2M ago
In today's installment of our micro practices series, we're giving you an opportunity to level up the 5 minute workout routines we've been doing. Lauren is walking us through a high intensity interval (HIIT) workout that will help you improve cardiovascular health with just a couple of exercises per day. We're giving you this 5 minute habits series as a way to help you move from a survival state to a place where you are thriving. There is no fast way to do this, but adopting micro practices like these will help you to start healing and will move you towards more consistent practices. Use the ..read more
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Low-Impact Workout in 5 Minutes or Less
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
2M ago
In today's installment of our micro practices series, Lauren walks us through a 5 minute low intensity workout. This workout may feel slightly easier than the other workouts we've shared, but these exercises are still extremely beneficial. Plus, they can be easily fit into your day. We're giving you this 5 minute habits series as a way to help you move from a survival state to a place where you are thriving. There is no fast way to do this, but adopting micro practices like these will help you to start healing and will move you towards more consistent practices. Use the tips for building las ..read more
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Rest to Sweat in 5 Minutes
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
2M ago
Today we're continuing our series on workouts that can improve your body in 5 minutes.  It is so important to maintain muscular strength as you age. Adding even 5 minutes of strength training to your day can help with mental health, stress reduction, sleep, and improves your long-term health. In this episode Lauren shares a 5 minute HIIT workout that anyone can do can add to their daily routine. HIIT workouts can be uncomfortable because they get your heart up quickly, but even 5 minutes of HIIT exercises help to prevent diabetes, decreases visceral fat, and keeps your body strong as you ..read more
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The 5-Minute Workout
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by Lauren Spigelmyer
2M ago
Today Lauren is switching it up! She's noticed that her students and colleagues are feeling drained and exhausted. They've been talking a lot about well-being, self care, and stress management. Strength training, even for just 5 minutes a day, helps improve your overall health, longevity, function, and gets more oxygen to your brain. In this episode, Lauren walks us through 5 classic movements that you can incorporate into your daily routine so that you can start seeing these benefits in your life. Use the tips for building lasting habits to make these daily practices!   Lauren a ..read more
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