— Owen spends the day with his dad at work and learns the value of listening and a caring smile.

Narrator: Male

Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:40

Dad’s Job Excerpt:

Sunlight slipped through the shades in Owen’s room. As the light sparkled on his pillow, Owen blinked. Then he sat up excitedly. Today was the day! Owen hopped out of bed, practically running to his closet. He grabbed his favorite purple collared shirt and his nicest pair of pants. Owen wanted to look his best for his day with Dad. Now that he was dressed Owen zipped downstairs to have breakfast. Dad grinned, glad to see Owen felt so enthusiastic for their day together. After all, he was just as excited as Owen.

As Owen finished eating his breakfast, Dad asked, “Are you ready to go to work with me?”

Owen beamed at his dad. “I’ve been waiting for this forever! Let’s go!”

With breakfast finished and the dirty dishes washed, it was time to leave for work. Owen and his dad walked out the door and headed to the wellness center. Birds sang, breaking the quiet with a cheerful melody. Owen took a deep dragon breath, in and out, enjoying the fresh air. Then his dad took a deep dragon breath, in and out, and said, “This is such a peaceful morning! I’m so glad we can share this time together, Owen.”

Today’s Meditation: Feel your body fill with warmth and love as you send your loving energy to the world.

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In the press:

We’re honored that the website of Aitkin County, Minnesota list us as a resource for boosting mental health in kids during COVID-19.

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