Inhale, Exhale —
Phoenix School Takes
On Mindfulness, One
Breath At A Time
Safiya Dahir, 8, says she has five siblings at home. Their squabbles are part of daily life.
When they take her stuff or hit her, she leaves the room, takes a deep breath in and exhales.
“In my head I say ‘be calm, don’t hit them, be kind, they are littler than you,’” she said.
She calls this a “mindful minute.” It’s an exercise she learned in David Crockett Elementary School’s mindfulness program. It’s a collaboration between the south Phoenix school and non-profit Mindfulness First…