THE BIG HEART JOURNEY
for your kids (and you!)
Carefree, Confident, and Calm kids start here.
You are a Big Heart Family,
and this is the beginning of your
Big Heart Journey.
As featured on
GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says:
"The simple act of teaching children how to stop, focus, and just breathe could be one of the greatest gifts you give them.”
Parents often say:
"I would REALLY like to have all of those benefits people get from meditation (...the calm-ness and all of that) but I don't have time... plus there is NO way my kid will sit still for that long!"
This is why we created The Big Heart Journey...
...to teach children mindfulness and meditation skills that will impact their entire lives. Sitting still is optional... having fun is not.
But The Big Heart Journey isn't just for your kids......it's for you too!
Our Big Heart Backpack course just dropped!
Ready to gift your kids the power of meditation?!
We believe that connecting to your heart in the morning is potentially more important than brushing your teeth. Try our "4 Minute Big Heart Morning Routine" and see for yourself (brushing your teeth is still recommended!)Free Morning Video!
What people are saying about our programs
“The Big Heart Journey helps me focus my mind when it starts to negatively wander. It’s very soothing. I can’t wait for our next session.”
- Rhona, (lives in the UK and has a huge heart)
“Thank you for teaching young minds about self awareness and getting in touch with their emotions through meditations and activities in a way that they can truly comprehend.”
- Michelle, Mom to 9 yr old Miley
(whose superpower is autism)
“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)
I’m Taes (Tess), creator of The Big Heart Journey;
An immersive program for families designed to help your kids feel, process, and move through all of life's BIG FEELING moments...
I consider myself a bit of a BIG FEELING EXPERT ( expert because I tend to have a lot of them!!)
I have spent the last 15 years creating television and stage content for children as the 'Boots' half of "Splash'N Boots"
Being 'Boots' is a dream job for me. I've been able to have so many magical experiences:
I get to travel the world doing thousands concerts for families,
We performed and filmed with "The Wiggles", "Sharon and Bram" and "Fred Penner"
We won a Juno award "Children's Album of the Year"
We wrote and produced an episode for Sesame Street. (P is for Palaeontologist!)
We wrote a song with Alice Cooper!
Plus the best part of all: getting to meet so many children and families...!
So, as I was living this dream “work” life, I was also doing everything for everyone except for myself and I was running on empty. I found myself having lots of anxious, not-sleeping nights and lots of BIG FEELINGS. To be clear, there is NOTHING wrong with big feelings. But at the time, I was a victim to them, instead of DOING things to move through them, I let them have power over my day.
When I finally made the choice to DO something, I started making meditation part of my everyday life (even though I was not a big fan at first...I was sure I was the worlds worst meditator) but I stuck with it and what really shifted for me is that I got my power back. Power over my big feelings. I get to decide how I feel and that is not conditional on what is happening in the world around me. Meditating is now something I don’t go a day without.
However, for me, meditating doesn’t always mean sitting still and breathing. Sometimes I meditate while I walk, dance, write, move…I’ve discovered that meditating can come in so many different forms (I can't wait to show you)!
My journey into Mindfulness and Meditation enabled me to come into who I am, and choose how I feel rather than spending my time consumed by worries and anxiety. I am now committed to helping you, help your kids powerfully through the big feeling moments of their lives.Find Out More About What We Can Do Together!
MY BIG FEELINGS ADVENTURES
HELPING YOUR KIDS THROUGH THEIR BIG FEELS
Oh we love feelings. All of them. Let's get into them so we can learn and move and feel and love more. Anxiety, Worry, Fear, Overwhelm. We take a deep dive into all of them and provide ways to productively move through them! Full family involvement.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!
MY BIG SLEEPY JOURNEY
HELPING YOUR KIDS SLEEP WELL
Sometimes staying awake seems like a much better alternative to sleeping.... I get it. OR sometimes those worry thoughts get in the way of sleep. We’ve got you. Routines for long sleeps and happy dreams start here.Put me on the waitlist!
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 HEART BACKPACK
MEDITATION FOR THE FAMILY
Your family's 21-day guide to bringing meditation into your lives through short daily videos, live coaching events, and hands-on activities that will leave you feeling calm and carefree (no matter what's happening in the world!).Put me on the waitlist!