I was lucky enough to hear Geeta Cowlagi speak this past weekend on the subject of mindfulness and joyful living. This was my most-important takeaway from her lessons on staying calm.

slow bern calm downTake four deep breaths.

Put your hands on your heart.

Smile.*

To learn more about Geeta and Joyful Living,  visit her on Facebook.  And in the meantime, stay cool people! To see more cartoons about family life and other human interactions, visit Slow Bern on FB! 

*my teen advises me to alert you all to smile to yourselves. If you smile at them, the calming effect might be lost!