319. Girl Power: a children’s story and meditation

After Max teases her, Mia and her brother learn about women who have made a difference. Believing in girl power, Mia is ready to share what she learned with the world.

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Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 11:13

Girl Power Excerpt:

Mia carried her magnet blocks into the family room. Smiling, she sat down and spread the blocks out onto the floor. The mixture of colors was beautiful. Mia smiled and got busy building. She held a red piece close to a blue one and the strength of the magnets snapped the two blocks together. Mia giggled and picked up a yellow block and a green block. She held them a little further apart. The magnet was still strong enough to pull the blocks together.  Then Mia held a purple and an orange block even further apart. This time the two blocks fell to the floor separately. Hmmm, Mia wondered what was happening. Maybe it was just the purple and orange blocks. She decided to try her experiment again.

Max, Mia’s brother set his book down and watched his little sister as she held the purple and orange block closer together. The two blocks snapped together, and Mia giggled.

“What are you doing?” Max asked, feeling puzzled.

“I’m doing experiments to see how powerful the magnets in my blocks are.” Mia replied excitedly. “I’m going to be a physicist, go on adventures and figure out how things work!” she announced.

Today’s Meditation: Today, notice loving energy flowing through your body, from your feet up to your head.

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