founder of naked leader

For children and adults

For children and adults

Naked Leader Week 872 –  18 May 2020

Time To Read: Just over a minute

For children and adults

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. 

I have 2 items for you today, firstly, if you have children this is special for them and you.This week I am supporting iGROWco who are hosting 7 days of mindfulness for kids as part of their BE KIND TO YOUR MIND campaign: 

In their own words: Discover the power of positive affirmations with David Taylor (aka The Naked Leader) as he leads a guided meditation for parents and their kids this Mental Health Awareness Week. One in eight children suffer from a mental health disorder and this pandemic and the uncertainty it brings is only heightening anxiety, fear and the ‘BIG’ emotions for young people. iGROWco, who make teacher-developed positive affirmation cards for kids, are hosting 7 days of mindfulness for kids as part of their BE KIND TO YOUR MIND campaign.Visit for more information.

Secondly, a timely poem for both the Pandemic and Mental Health Awareness Week. Written by Kitty O’Meara from Wisconsin in March 2020, not as widely circulated, by Kathleen O’Mara in 1869. 

And people stayed at home

And read books

And listened

And they rested

And did exercises

And made art and played

And learned new ways of being

And stopped and listened

More deeply

Someone meditated, someone prayed

Someone met their shadow

And people began to think differently

And people healed.

And in the absence of people who

Lived in ignorant ways

Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,

The earth also began to heal

And when the danger ended and

People found themselves

They grieved for the dead

And made new choices

And dreamed of new visions

And created new ways of living

And completely healed the earth

Just as they were healed

With my love and best wishes to you all, stay well



Leave a reply