Philosopher Alan Watts said that the great lie of television is that it tells us there is something more interesting happening somewhere other than the here and now. The Internet has quickly replaced? television, and while it can get us the
“now” faster than ever, it certainly takes us out of the here. Our devices hold out the false promise that there is something more important, more urgent, more interesting than our present moment experience.
The following are a few fun activities that can be found in a beautiful book called “Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience” by Christopher Willard PsyD.