Posts by Janai Mestrovich

Bully to Superkid Power with Self-Help Skills

September 1, 2014 Bullying 0 Comments

The bully leader was in third grade. He was a smart guy but had a need to push others around and be the head honcho. He happened to have friends who enjoyed group bullying others. The week I taught the concept of how to say “NO” to negative peer pressure

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Edible Art

August 29, 2014 Cross Generational Activities 0 Comments

My grandchildren and I made chocolate pudding. When it cooled, I put old t-shirts on them for the fun mess that would definitely happen. We all decorated some paper plates with the pudding, then lifted those plates up and ate our artwork. Licking plates clean is definitely something an inner

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Stress and Aging – Stay Young By Staying Stress Free

August 26, 2014 Super Seniors 0 Comments

“Stress Kills.” That was on a bumper sticker I saw years ago. Well, guess what? A new study at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) shows just that. Stress speeds the aging process of your body at the most basic, cellular level to weaken your immune system and

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Mental Stretching with a Two Year Old

August 26, 2014 Cross Generational Activities 0 Comments

“Booey, I want maggots flying.” My 2 yr. old granddaughter calls me Booey. I had no idea what she wanted. “I don’t know what you want, hon. I don’t understand.” “Booey, I want maggots flying.” OK this approach was not working. “I want to understand. Can you show me?” She

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‘Stuck’ In a Situation

August 19, 2014 Inspiration 0 Comments

It is easy to feel ‘stuck’ in a situation. I use a variety of inspirational books and cards to pull upon for insight to help move the energy from blocked to having movement. When there was a lack of movement the other day, one of the cards I pulled, in

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Interview with Alice Ladas

August 16, 2014 Happy Aging Secrets 0 Comments

Alice Ladas, co-author of “The Gspot”, isn’t your run of the mill 93 year old. She’s vibrant, exciting, and living life to its fullest. What are your life passions that have kept you excited about life? “My children and grandchildren. The relationship of us humanoids to the rest of life

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Grandma Boom Makes Magic for Grandkids

July 31, 2014 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

Magic and wonder are part of lighting up life. Hanging crystals in windows that get direct sunlight, rainbows dance all over my house. My grandson was able to hold a rainbow in his hand. THAT was the cat’s meow in terms of personal wonder and magic! Creating this kind of

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Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

June 12, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Curiosity did not kill the cat. Curiosity killed the bean bag. What’s a person to do with a mess like this from a five year old? First things first. Breathe deeply, calm yourself, and ask the question in a communicative tone without condemnation: “Can you tell me why you took

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