#LOVEISAVERB I have often been confused by the expression “Warm Hands – Warm Hearts” — Mainly because it seems that no matter the weather, my fingers never feel as warm as my heart does! But, lately I’ve realized that the “warmth” may refer less to the temperature of our hands, and more to the quality of action we are taking with them. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, and so much judgment around this par
Winter Warmers… How to Keep Your Heart Open When Your Jacket is Closed! Our PS 75 FLY Girls huddle together to find connectedness! After some playful hide and seek, Sister Winter is now fully upon us! As the hibernation season rolls in and many places around the country start to get darker and chillier, life doesn’t always slow down along with it. With the tendency to “push on through”, we mus
Have Healthy Kids all VATA season long! The Fall is well upon us! With it’s chilly temperatures, stirred up dust, dryness and early darkness, our kids may be susceptible to a case of the sneezes, more stirred up energy and agitated sleep. Since every person has a different reaction to weather and environmental changes, the seasons are a great way to explore exactly how the elements affect our bodies and minds.
What is your dream? Have you asked yourself lately? If you are living a dream- maybe the question is, whose dream am I living? So often we are influenced by expectations, those from others in our lives, and more often, the expectations we’ve set for ourselves. If we think back though, often we aren’t the same exact person we were last week, last month, or even a year ago. With the world and our selves c
Ah… the last sweet days of Summertime. No more beaches, late nights, or vacations… back to early mornings, sharpened pencils, and “business.” It’s Back To School time! And, hopefully, with FLY’s mission, that never means away from Play. As always, our goal is to bring all that Summertime play with us into the school year! But it’s tricky to communicate that to our stud
Looking for Healthy ways to Beat the Heat? Sure, we’ve all heard the Summer advices: drink lots of water, keep in the shade, stay inside where it’s cool… But, how often are we truly in tune with what our own body or our child’s body really needs? We are at a turning point in the health scene, and more and more, doctors and parents are looking away from what’s always been done, and seeking, instead, the specifi
Respiration is defined as “a single breath”. And in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, one of the great Yoga philosophy texts, Swami Swatmarama proposes that our life is gifted a certain number of inhales and exhales. The slower and more consistent our breath becomes, the younger we will feel and hopefully the longer we will live. Perhaps the key to the feeling like a child is to Breathe Yourself Young. When breath departs, s
We’ve all been there. The struggle to engage kids for homework time, dinner time, bath time, bed time… why does it seem like such a fight? FLY’s got some tips that can help bring some play and fun to the most resistant of kid activities. Below is a teaser from our new FLY Freebie, exclusively for newsletter subscribers: “5 Playful Tips to Get Any Kid to Practice!” Missed signing up? Clic