Posts From Susan Verde

Susan Verde

Susan Verde is currently living in East Hampton, New York with her twin boys Joshua and Gabriel and her daughter Sophia where she writes children’s books and teaches kid’s yoga and mindfulness. Her children, her practice and the ocean at her doorstep keep her constantly connected and inspired. She is the award winning author of multiple picture books including The Water Princess and the best-selling I Am Yoga and its sequel I Am Peace, a book of mindfulness.  

Raising Mindful Teens Without Losing Your Mind

As a mom of teens I hear myself repeating the same “requests” over and over until ultimately they become “barking orders” and I have turned into a nagging parent and

5 Kid-Friendly Gratitude-Building Practices for Thanksgiving

The holidays can be a lovely time that brings food, family and friends together. It’s often a time of abundance…food, gifts, loved ones. As parents and caregivers we want our kids to enjoy all that they have, but also feel and express gratitude for both the material and non-material, and have a desire to give as much as receive.

3 Ways Yoga Helps Your Kids Get Ready for School

School is approaching and in some places in the country it has actually begun. There are some wonderful tools out there to help your kids get both their brains and bodies ready for school and helping to keep them calm and focused.

Stop the Negative Self-Talk! Give Yourself a #mindhug

We would never say to our friends, family, children, heck even strangers, the kind of things we tell ourselves. Why is it that our heads are often filled with negative self-talk?

Help Your Kids Transition in Spring Time!

Even though this time of year can “come in like a lion” with a few extra bits of snow and cold it’s a great transition that leads us into the

A Mantra Practice for Fall

A mantra is a form of positive self-talk and a reminder of of our truth that separates us from the often confusing stories our mind can tell us.

Mental Reboot! 4 Ways to Cultivate a Beginner’s Mind

The other night I told my son to go wash his hands for dinner as I do every evening. The next thing I knew he is saying “mom watch this!”

Going to the Mat: 5 Ways Yoga Helped Me Leave a Bad Relationship by Rediscovering My Truth

It had been years, years of miscommunication and misunderstanding, years of anger of not feeling “seen” of losing myself or maybe hiding myself…

Managing the Holidays Mindfully

The Holidays can be a wonderful time of year filled with smells and tastes and sights that engage and excite the senses. It can also be a time filled with

4 Effective ways to deal w/ back to school anxiety

Using these “tools” before school starts and throughout the year can help you and your children navigate stress and anxiety.