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Dec 4, 2023

In this episode of the Joyous Health podcast, host Joy McCarthy interviews Natalie von Teichman, the creator of the first meditation stuffie for kids. Natalie shares her expertise in children's mental health and discusses the importance of mindfulness for children. She also opens up about her own experience with COVID-19 and the impact it had on her mental health. 

As a mom of four boys and an entrepreneur, Natalie understands the challenges of balancing a busy schedule with self-care. She offers valuable insights and holistic-minded practical tips on how to incorporate mindfulness practices into our hectic lives, helping us find moments of calm and joy amidst the chaos.

She emphasizes the need to treat mental fitness with the same level of importance as physical fitness. Just as we prioritize our physical health through exercise and self-care, we should also prioritize our mental well-being by practicing strategies and exercises to strengthen it. Don't miss this insightful conversation about supporting children's well-being through mindfulness.


Episode Highlights:

[00:01:48] Importance of mindfulness for children.

[00:04:14] Times of isolation and lockdown.

[00:07:53] Mental health and COVID symptoms.

[00:11:09] Children's mental health.

[00:19:34] Meditation and overcoming anxiety.

[00:23:01] Conscious breathing and meditation.

[00:27:33] Mindfulness for kids.

[00:30:23] Transitioning to parasympathetic state.

[00:34:08] Sensory stimulation for kids.

[00:37:35] Mesh toys for mental health.

[00:41:09] Creating a meaningful business.

[00:44:36] Box breathing and race car driving.



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