629: Secret Superpower: a calming bedtime and nap time story for children

Lisa visits Mrs. Tang for help with her reading, and learns that she has a secret superpower!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 4:13

Secret Superpower Excerpt:

Lisa sighed, swinging her legs under the chair in the little waiting room.


Her mother, sitting in the chair next to her, looked at Lisa. “You okay, honey?” her mother asked.


“I’m fine,” said Lisa.


“Maybe take some Dragon Breaths?” her mother suggested.


Lisa nodded. She took a deep Dragon Breath in and out . She was indeed mostly fine, but she was feeling a little frustrated. She took another deep Dragon Breath, in and out. She also felt bored waiting in this little room. Lisa took one more deep Dragon Breath, in and out.


The Dragon Breaths made her feel better, but she still felt discontented. Over the last year or so in school, Lisa and her class had been learning how to read. As a concept, Lisa thought reading was very cool. But in practice, she struggled with it. The letters just didn’t make sense sometimes, and it took her a long time to sound out words, even short ones. After talking to her parents and teachers about it, Lisa had taken some tests and found out she had something called dyslexia.

Today’s Meditation: Enjoy the feeling of your body relaxing into the warm sand on a sunny beach.

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