Research-backed, mental wellness and resilience practices, translated (and specifically designed) for kids and families.
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GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
Join our Big Heart Movement
The Big Heart Journey is a movement of heart-centered parents, caregivers, teachers and leaders who are committed to helping our younger generation talk about & learn positive ways to move through their feelings.
We provide tools to help you teach your children skills and strategies that will empower them to manage their emotions, practice mindfulness, and lead a happier life.
Big Feelings Super School is a 6 week SUPER-FUN coping skills program to help your kids develop resilience and learn how to celebrate their big feelings!
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What does your child really need in Big Feeling Moments?
Learn how to communicate with your child when they’re struggling with big feelings, so you can give them the support that will actually work for them.
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Hi, I'm Taes! (Tess)
Random fact: My full name is actually Taesnine (Tess-neen) which means 'she who holds out her hand to others' which perfectly describes my mission in life!
For 15 years, I have done concerts for families as half of the children's music duo Splash ’N Boots. We’ve been privileged to write and record our own television show, make a segment for Sesame Street, and perform with so many amazing people like The Wiggles and even Alice Cooper! But out of all this, my favorite part has always been the meet and greet at our shows - because it’s taught me so much about kids and their feelings.
“Taes is truly iconic, a new age Mr. Rogers. Her material for children will touch your heart in ways few people can.”
Ty Wenzel, Owner & Creator of Dreamy Kid App
I'm passionate about working with children to help them learn about themselves and their feelings.
I believe the number one thing that holds people back in life is not knowing what to do with their feelings, letting them build up and then they come out in destructive ways.
In school, we teach kids math and geography - but not mental health! That truly seems backward to me. After all, we know that if our kids don't have a baseline awareness of WHO they are and WHY they react in specific ways to big feelings, then all of the book smarts are useless.
My background in children’s entertainment, (I know what kids like!) combined with developmental psychology & mindfulness practices has led to the creation of the Big Heart Journey. (approved by paediatricians and psychologists!)
I love kids & I believe it is never too early to start learning about feelings.
The Big Heart Journey will help build your kids’ resilience, boost their confidence, reduce anxiety, and strengthen their relationships.
I know I wish I had learned this stuff as a kid!
If you are a heart-centered parent, care-giver or teacher, who is tired of living in a culture where feelings are ignored and covered up, you are in the right place.
If you’re feeling like it’s time to help your kids learn practical strategies to empower them through this Big Heart Journey called life, I want to invite you to officially join our Big Heart Family.Learn How to Get Started
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Dr. Julia Sen
psychologist, speaker, author
"As a psychologist who helps parents navigate the parenting journey, I am always searching for people and resources to also help their children learn to navigate life. Seeing Taes in action amazed me. She teaches mindfulness and meditation practices to children in ways that mesmerize them and her commitment to helping children learn to understand and work with their emotions is unparalleled. She is a brilliant, creative, and incredible human. She is a gift to our families."
"The Big Heart Journey has changed how Miley deals with big feelings. It's just incredible the difference I have seen in her self-regulation since we started this program. It's brought us closer as a family."
-Michelle Callighan, Big Heart Mom to Miley
"The Big Heart Journey has given Anjali language to express how she is feeling. It's helped her connect with her heart, and with me."
-Maria K, Big Heart Mom to Anjali
Where to start your Journey:
“I feel joy every time I do a Big Heart Meditation. No other program has brought me so much happiness and togetherness- the group was so helpful”
- Rhona, (lives in the UK and has a huge heart)
“The Big Heart Journey has given us the opportunity to talk about the big feelings as they are starting (so that they don't grow into meltdowns!)” ”
- Alicia Creaser. Big Heart mom to Waves
“You moved something inside of me, gave me chills and made me cry. The Big Heart Journey allowed me to release that vulnerability that I usually keep to myself.”
- Sarah, (after listening to a Big Heart Parent Meditation)
Workshops Coming Soon:
MY BIG AUTISM JOURNEY:
MOVING MINDFULLY THROUGH AUTISM
Mindfulness and Meditation for families with children whose superpower is Autism. Created in collaboration with Autism Canada with the goal of bridging your communication gaps, growing superpowers, and opening emotional conversations. This is a powerful course designed to get to know your kids on new levels and connect families deeply.PUT ME ON THE WAITLIST
MY BIG SAD HEART
HELPING YOUR KIDS THROUGH GRIEF
Death is an important and difficult part of our Big Heart Journey and I'm here to help. In this course we create connection, community and rituals. We use mindfulness and meditation to understand and be with all our feelings and to remember the people and pets who die always live in our hearts.Put me on the waitlist!