Entries by Stephanie Kennelly

Mindful Movement Begins Early

Move Mindfully® Works for Washington County’s Youngest Residents This summer, over two dozen child care providers across Washington County learned ways to keep children in their daycare active and focused, from the hottest days of summer to the frigid days of winter. Last year, Living Healthy Washington County (LHWC) learned that many local child care […]

Free to Be You and Me

Free To Be You and Me Listen Now I heard this song by Marlow Thomas the other day. I haven’t heard it for 40 years. But every word came flowing through as I sang along out loud. It struck a chord deep inside me as it did when I was a kid. So, this pause invites you to step into and connect with the freedom that resides […]

Mindful Walks

Mindful walks create a rhythm to start the day. It’s a Tuesday morning and the sunshine sparkles off the snow outside of Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences. The school starts each morning with 15 minute Mindful Walks around the school campus. Here is the structure one second grade classroom uses […]

Chair Routine

 The Move Mindfully® Chair Routine can prepare the body to experience gratitude.  Today we are going to think about gratitude. Gratitude means giving thanks for everything we have in our lives.  Today we will move our bodies and breathe in a way that opens up ours hearts and reminds us of all the things that […]

District 833 Mindfulness Curriculum

District 833 mindfulness curriculum starts with early grades Written By: Jackie Renzetti | Oct 10th 2019 – 6am. See original post rivertowns.net With a crowd of school staff, parents and students gathered for a final Battle of the Books competition at Red Rock Elementary School, one young competitor crossed her arms, slowly patting each one. […]


Mindful Movement does not always need to be calm, slow and serious. We often talk about, “meeting the body where it is at”. This time of year can present challenges for adults trying to wrangle in the excess energy. Instead of trying to resist the silliness, we recommend offering opportunities for play within the mindful […]

Mindful Moment Cards

“How was your weekend?” A phrase that most of us mindlessly utter on Monday morning can be a fairly loaded question. Teachers, mostly white middle class women, come into the classroom with a cultural identity and, knowingly or unknowingly, expect conformity from our students. How does this play out in simple social exchanges? How about a […]

Early Childhood After Lunch Routine

The transition from lunch to learning can be difficult. For both children and adults, the transition from lunch back to learning can be difficult. Especially on days when weather does not allow for outdoor time to burn off higher energy! Our after lunch routine is the perfect movement sequence to meet high energy and get […]

Dakota County SHIP Grants

Funding Available for Dakota County, MN Public Schools What is it? The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grant from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) awards funds for schools to implement physical activity. The research is clear that healthy students are better learners and that being successful in school, can have life-long positive effects on […]

Move Mindfully® Workshops

Move Mindfully Workshops: Mindfulness, Movement and Social Emotional Learning From years of teaching mindfulness and movement in schools and therapeutic residencies, The 1000 Petals team developed the Move Mindfully Card Deck. This resource serves as your road map to implementing mindfulness, movement and social emotional learning. Our Move Mindfully Workshops use this resource to create fidelity […]