Straight Talk From Kids: Just Breathe

Authenticity Respect Well-being


Key Point: Kids are such great teachers. We could all benefit from hanging out and really being present with them more often. After spending a few days visiting with our 8-year-old grandson, it reinforced the beauty of an easy smile, the joy of learning, the tenderness of a hug and sweetness of unabashed silliness (mine and his). So my gift to you is to take 3:41 to watch the embedded video. It aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Super Soul Sunday program, April 12, after Oprah’s interview with the mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn

Character Moves: 

  1. Please watch the video. Embrace the kindergarten kids’ insights and self-awareness. 
  2. Hang out and be present with some little kids. They like straight talk. Ask them questions with authenticity and then just listen. 
  3. Let your “brain jar” settle and… “Just breathe.”

Big little people in the Triangle, 


One Millennial View: This video was a little bit (ok, a lot) more serious than I expected it to be. But considering children less than 10 years old are explaining the complexity of brain function and behavioral patterns, it’s refreshing to know that this upcoming generation is going to be just fine. When I was that age, I think my main expertise were Star Wars action figures, cartoons on Nickelodeon and recess.

– Garrett

Edited and published by Garrett Rubis