Sit There

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Welcome to the Sit There blog. Here I'll add posts related to teaching music, mindfulness, and being green, especially to children, including lessons, ideas, resources, and experiments. I'm also posting here writings and creations, weekly Green Tips, reviews of books relevant to the above topics,... Continue Reading →

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Love has no…

Image by Pexels from Pixabay A beautiful inspirational video - love has no... gender race disability age and more.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnDgZuGIhHs&t=3s We can also build compassion with other resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3C9R8HNUQ Alok - they are a south asian trans advocate, writer, artist, poet, historian - this talk is on on gender, the history of it, and what... Continue Reading →

Monday Mindful Moment 148

We often look around us, even noticing small details. But what is below? What is beneath us? Is it really beneath? Let's dive deeper below in this moment. [category Mindfulness, Moment, Downloads]

New words for bits and bytes

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I'd heard of femto and nano, maybe even petabytes, but there are some new words for very very small and very very large numbers, out this year: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03747-9?ref=the-browser Now there are no more English alphabets left to use as abbreviations for these! While you are looking at these, you... Continue Reading →

Green tip: Give the gift of green

For the holidays, let your kids make their own toys from the recycle bin. They can make gifts and cards for their teachers and friends, too! You can do the same for more grown-up gifts. Some ideas: - Have cards from previous years? Tear off the fronts and reuse them as postcards or one-sided cards... Continue Reading →

COVID cello concert

Image by Chrom72 from Pixabay Watch/listen to this Youtube video of the COVID Cello Project #10, Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings played via zoom by 278 cellists in 29 countries, with love and memories for departed loved ones of theirs. Worth repeating even if you've already seen it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ly61HpQ3mU As a former cello player, I... Continue Reading →

Saturday Story: Forgetting Santa

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Forgetting Santa When Charlie figured out there was no Santa Claus, he cried. His old gifts lay shattered, and he refused to decorate the tree. The stockings were never hung, letters lay unwritten. Even the advent calendar was wrapped in plastic, its chocolate melting. So when Ed went up on... Continue Reading →

Friend Friday75: Nallely

Nallely Gomez is a local software engineer, organizer, role model, Latina fashionista extraordinaire, and all-around positive person who can be counted on. https://nallelygomez.com/es/

Book: Grapefruit

This amazing book is by Yoko Ono, wife of John Lennon, and is an exercise in art and awareness. The ideas are wild but also very freeing, in a way that they make you laugh out loud because you never thought of things that way. A delight to open up the mind and see your... Continue Reading →

Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR give you a lovely taste of various styles of music. This one, the Crossing, brings "Titration," which is about emotional regulation and awareness: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/24/1130240753/the-crossing-tiny-desk-concert See all concerts here: https://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/

Telepathic charisma

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This is a great view of the world and how we present ourselves (with charisma): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSOzytAVx0 This could be useful for teachers - or anyone - how does caring matter? With kids: try a lesson in how they can focus on their connection with others and the value they... Continue Reading →

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