Wisdom from our Elders
We all know that dealing with change can often be challenging. As we move faster towards autumn we may be feeling the effects of the change in season, with it’s shorter days and cooler temperatures across many parts of the world. However, we also know that change is part of life, and it is important to help our children learn how to successfully adapt. Mini Me Yoga programmes created by Kate Bartram-Brown, offer children the chance to practice the skills needed to adapt to change, through the use of kids yoga, meditation and mindfulness. A healthy body and mind can also help to ward off any seasonal colds that may be lurking around!
Through the month of September, we will continue to explore wisdom from our elders with our gorgeous guest blogger, Jo Jeffries.
I think it’s fair to say we live in very challenging times. It’s easy to find ourselves lost, and questioning the state of the world and the very meaning of our lives: What is the magic formula that brings us happiness and fulfilment? Should we worry about these things? Is it ok to worry? In tough times I know where I like to go. I seek out the wisdom of the older generations; my older friends, grandparents, mentors and neighbours. I go and have a good old cup of tea and digestives and enjoy a hearty old-fashioned natter. Those times bring so much joy. I’m very aware however that fewer people than ever are doing the same, and in a dangerous world where communication happens more and more through a TV screen or a digital device or a social media forum, we need to ensure that we maintain human connection, and the passing of true life experience and learning from the old to the young.
Are you lucky enough to have someone much older and wiser in your life who you can go to, confide in, seek advice from, take guidance from when things get tough? Someone who fascinates you with tales from their lives? Someone you admire, respect, aspire to be? Do you think they might consider writing and sharing a letter with the younger generations? Little Letters would love to hear from you!
Little Letters invites older people to contribute a letter: One page of A4, handwritten, easily transferable to print. We reach out to the generation that modern day society so often overlooks. We welcome letters from people of all walks of life, all nationalities, religions and journeys. And let each letter be valued like gold, for our elders have lived it and learned, they are our book of knowledge, wisdom and guidance, they are those who know.
Beautiful, Super-wise words from KM
Little Letters Competition!
Little Letters is thrilled to be launching a competition with Mini Me Yoga to find a letter to publish with our collection! We would like you all to ask the older and wiser people who are special in your lives to write a letter to the younger generations. We want your special older person to share a nugget of wisdom and any valuable lessons life has taught them, so we can pass their knowledge down, and spread comfort and joy, exactly as human beings have done for millions of years.
Please email your letters to email@example.com. If your elders are happy to receive replies to their letters, please also include their contact email address. One letter will be published each week during the month of September, it may just be yours!
About Jo Jeffries
Jo Jeffries has enjoyed a twenty-year career in entertainment and broadcast media, starting out in the music business, where she released a hit record and became a major label act. Jo went on to become a hit song-writer and artist manager, before moving into commercial TV and radio (where she worked with media giants including Bauer and Global) to talent management, to programme production. Jo currently runs her own business in PR, publishing talent management and music. Jo spends her time enjoying an entrepreneurial portfolio career so she can focus on the things she loves to do and the people she loves most, including her beautiful children.
Do you have any questions following our blog? Or maybe you are a grandparent and would like to find out more about kids yoga, meditation and mindfulness? If so, please email Kate Bartram-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.