Peace Out Podcast

Chanel Tsang

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Mindfulness stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com.

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98 episodes

Presenting Dorktales Storytime: Big Bad's Big Feelings

I'm excited to share "Big Bad's Big Feelings" from DORKTALES STORYTIME PODCAST. I love their fun and funny take on fairytales and their original characters and stories too. Check out their other stories in the links below!  Thank you to the whole DT team with special thanks to Jodi, Jonathan, Molly, and Amy for being so welcoming and kind. Some Peace Out updates and news in the intro. You can also keep in touch by subscribing to our mailing list.  Hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed being part of it!  Peace out and peace within, Chanel  FROM THE DORKTALES STORYTIME PODCAST SHOW NOTES: Annoyed and anxious and angry, oh my! Looks like our friends from the Folktale Forest are on an emotional roller coaster, especially the Big Bad Wolf. He's so upset, he just wants to howl at the moon! Luckily, they encounter a caring capybara who patiently helps them sort through their big feelings and calm themselves down. Join Jonathan, Redge, and Big Bad as they learn how to understand one another, and huff and puff their stress away.  PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: Recognizing overwhelming feelings is one of the first steps towards feeling better and managing stress. This is an original story that helps kids learn how to self-regulate. It covers many coping strategies and ends with a mindfulness exercise that will help young people move through their anxious feelings. We have a special grownup companion guide for this episode, “Are You Feeling Big Feelings?” It’s FREE when you sign up for our community mailing list:  https://dorktalesstorytime.aweb.page/BigFeelingsGuide  Go to the episode webpage: https://jonincharacter.com/big-bads-big-feelings   Visit the Dorktales Storytime Podcast website: https://jonincharacter.com/dorktales-storytime-podcast/ SPECIAL THANKS: Our caring capybara, Serena, is performed by Chanel Tsang, host of Peace Out Podcast, mindfulness stories for kids. Chanel is a Montessori educator, family supports practitioner, and yoga and mindfulness meditation guide. She created the Peace Out Podcast as a resource for parents and educators to promote social-emotional skills and introduce yoga and mindfulness to children: https://peaceoutpodcast.com/  CONTACT MR. REDGE HOTLINE Grownups, have your kids contact us for a chance to appear in a future podcast Episode: https://jonincharacter.com/contact-the-podcast/ FOLLOW US: If our storytelling brings you some joy…and a few laughs, please follow us in your preferred podcast app so future episodes will automatically show up in your podcast library. We’d be so grateful if you helped us grow, by letting others know about our geeky tales too. Now, go be the hero of your own story and we’ll see you next once-upon-a-time! KIDS LISTEN MEMBERS: advocates for quality podcasts for kids: https://www.kidslisten.org/ https://www.kidslisten.org/ WE LOVE FEEDBACK: https://ratethispodcast.com/dorktales  CREDITS: This episode has been a Jonincharacter production. Today’s story was written by Amy Thompson and edited by Molly Murphy. Jonathan, Mr. Redge and the Big Bad Wolf were performed by Jonathan Cormur. Special thanks to Chanel Tsang from Peace Out Podcast who voiced Serena. Sound recording and production by Jermaine Hamilton at Hamilton Studios

16m
Jun 16
Guest Episode! Cool Facts About Animals

During our recent Ocean Adventure season, we talked about some very awesome and unique creatures and plants that live in the ocean. One thing that any animal lover (or anyone living on earth) needs to learn more about is how to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution not only hurts ocean life, but it hurts the whole earth. So I am sharing my podfriend Cool Facts About Animals, a podcast by kids for kids! This is their episode called “How Kids Can Stop Plastic Pollution.” I love how the kids talk to experts about everyday ways we can help! Since Peace Out is in between seasons right now, for updates follow us on social media, subscribe to the podcast on your app, and join our mailing list too  Subscribe to Cool Facts About Animals for more fun episodes about animals! FROM THEIR ORIGINAL EPISODE DESCRIPTION:  

43m
Apr 18
Guest Episode! Stoopkid Stories

Today I am sharing an episode from the awesome Stoopkid Stories Podcast. It’s called and is a great introduction to why it’s so important that we learn about Black history and culture all year round, recognizing the amazing things that Black people have accomplished and the great and important things they're doing today! Did you know that listeners love Stoopkid Stories so much that it’s been turned into a live musical? Check out her newly update website for more info on the podcast and musical, and subscribe to Stoopkid Stories on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app!   For news and updates on Peace Out, please subscribe to our mailing list. Peace out and peace within, Chanel 

17m
Feb 14
Batfish Breathing

CODE WORD CHALLENGE! Today’s episode is about the very interesting Batfish! They can “walk” and go “fishing” and some look like they’re wearing lipstick! This episode also contains the tenth and final code word that you’ll need to put together our ocean sentence about why we need to protect our oceans. Collect all 10 code words from our 10 ocean-themed episodes this season, unscramble them to put together a sentence about why we need to protect our oceans. Then ENTER YOUR GUESS HERE BY JAN. 21, 2022 and then register to join us for one of our live Peace Out Live events on Saturday, January 22, 2022 (10:30 AM EST and 4:00 PM EST) where we’ll create a relaxation story together and then do a draw for an ocean animal stuffed toy! More details and how to enter on at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com!   RESOURCES Batfish (Britannica Kids) Red-Lipped Batfish Facts (World Atlas) Two New “Walking” Batfish Species Found (National Geographic) Walking Batfish (National Geographic) Why Do Red-Lipped Batfish Have Red Lips? (Ocean Conservancy) Red-Lipped Batfish (Galapagos Conservation)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/   Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/ Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   To support the podcast, please go to our Patreon page.

13m
Jan 17
Whale Shark

Ready to swim with a Whale Shark? These are the largest fish but are known to be gentle and calm creatures so let’s dive right into another relaxation story together. We start by introducing our podcast friend Warrior Kids! Warrior Kids Podcast is a celebration about everything Indigenous! Join Pam Palmater for great stories and education for action to learn how to make this world a better place. You can check them out on Apple Podcasts or any podcast app! IT’S ALMOST TIME! Want to win an ocean friend stuffed toy*? We’re giving away two toys at our live event on January 22, 2022. Find out how to enter our ocean sentence contest at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com! To support the podcast, please go to our Patreon page.   Scientific (curriculum connections): ocean conservation, environmental awareness and activism, sharks  Social-emotional connections: self-regulation and reflection   RESOURCES Top 5 Facts about Whale Sharks (WWF UK) Whale Shark (National Geographic) Octonauts – The Whale Shark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2zoDtmOWp0 (full episode on YouTube) Whale Shark https://oceana.org/marine-life/whale-shark/ (Oceana) Filter Feeding Explained: Whale Sharks vs. Baleen Whales (Ocean Conservancy)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/   Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/ Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

14m
Jan 17
Super Brave Seabird: Common Murre

Common Murres are born on oceanside cliffs and can dive so well underwater with their strong wings that they look like they’re flying underwater! Learn more about these amazing seabirds as we power up our imaginations and do some fun mindfulness activities together. Want to win an ocean friend stuffed toy*? We’re giving away two toys at our live event on January 22, 2022. Find out how to enter our ocean sentence contest at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com! To support the podcast, please go to our Patreon page. Scientific (curriculum connections): Common murre, seabirds, ocean conservation, environmental awareness and activism Social-emotional connections: Bravery, courage, asking for help when we need it RESOURCES Common Murre, Underwater Flyer (BirdNote Podcast, two-minute episode includes audio of what the Common Murre sounds like!) Common Murre Identification (All About Birds) Common Murre https://oceana.org/marine-life/common-murre/ (Oceana.org)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/   Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

11m
Jan 07
Kelp Help

What’s kelp? Kelp forests help clean the air, is a home for different sea animals, and…you may have eaten some today! Find out more about kelp forests as we breathe and stretch under the sea. Want to win a WWF ocean friend stuffed toy*? We’re giving away two toys at our live event on January 22, 2022. Find out how to enter our ocean sentence contest at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com! To support the podcast, please go to our Patreon page.   Scientific (curriculum connections): Kelp forests, seaweed and plants, ocean conservation, environmental awareness and activism Social-emotional connections: Interconnectedness, kindness RESOURCES Marine Ecosystems: Kelp Forests https://oceana.ca/en/marine-life/kelp-forests/ (Oceana Canada) Watch: Forests in the Ocean https://youtu.be/GPxAc-XqwrA (Oceana Canada via YouTube, about 45 seconds) California’s critical kelp forests are disappearing in a warming world. Can they be saved? (National Geographic News)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/   Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/ Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/   *

15m
Dec 27, 2021
Holiday Bonus Episode: The Snowball

Hello everyone! We usually post a new episode every other week but this week I thought I’d share a holiday story that I wrote that was shared on the Story Time podcast. It’s about a boy named Henry who is having a tough time in a new neighbourhood…but things start to change once he starts making the biggest snowball of his life! It’s read by my friend Rob Griffiths. If you like this or want to hear more bedtime stories, go over to bedtime.fm or find Story Time on Apple Podcasts. They have a lot of great stories that I think you’ll really love! And you might hear me reading a couple of them! But for now, I hope you enjoy my little story called . Happy holidays! Peace out and peace within, Chanel

18m
Dec 20, 2021
You Belong, Dugong

Dive into another ocean adventure! Today we’re visiting a new friend, the dugong (sea cow). Learn more about these gentle giants as we practice some mindfulness and yoga together. DON’T FORGET TO WRITE DOWN EACH EPISODE’S SPECIAL CODE WORD THIS SEASON! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscramble them to make up the special sentence about oceans! Enter your guess at our website (www.PeaceOutPodcast.com) and we’ll announce the winner at our live season finale on Zoom in January 2022 (!). You can already register for this event on our website too. Like Peace Out? We’d love it if you left us 5 stars and subscribe on your favourite podcast app. This helps other children and families find out about us. Thank you! If you’d like to sponsor our podcast, check out our Patreon page.   Scientific (curriculum connections): Dugongs (sea cows), ocean conservation, environmental awareness and activism Social-emotional connections: Belonging, inclusion, empathy for others   RESOURCES Dugong https://oceana.org/marine-life/dugong/ (Oceana.org) Dugong (WWF.org) Dugong (National Geographic) What in the World is a Dugong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YProaycNpHE (National Geographic, about 5 min.) 7 Facts About Dugongs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyDmNXIa8Fo (WWF Australia)   PEACE OUT PODCAST Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/   Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

16m
Dec 13, 2021
Guest Episode! Like You: Mindfulness for Kids

Guest Episode! Here at Peace Out, we're all about mindfulness and cooperation. So this week, I wanted to share another mindfulness podcast with you. It's called Like You: Mindfulness for Kids by my friend Noah Glenn.  On Like You, you'll find mindful breathing exercises, affirmations for kids, amazing music, and a lot of fun talking about feelings. I'm excited to share Like You's "Riding a Wave" episode. If you want to find out more about Like You, check out their website likeyoupodcast.com http://likeyoupodcast.com/ which is in our episode notes, or subscribe to them at Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app.    Next episode we’ll be back on our ocean adventure! Have you listened to the past episodes this season? Each episode contains a special ocean word. Collect all 10 this season to create a special ocean sentence! Enter the sentence to win PRIZES at our live even in January. More info at our website, PeaceOutPodcast.com.

18m
Nov 29, 2021
Packs a Punch! Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Meet the Peacock Mantis Shrimp, a rainbow-coloured crustacean that has strong eyesight and an even stronger punch! Yep, you read that right, the mantis shrimp's punch can be deadly...but we'll help them find their calm! Don’t forget to write down each episode’s special code word this season! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscramble them to make up the special sentence about oceans! Enter your guess at our website (www.PeaceOutPodcast.com) and we’ll announce the winner at our live season finale on Zoom in January 2022. You can already register for this event on our website too.   Like Peace Out? We’d love it if you left us 5 stars and subscribe on your favourite podcast app. This helps other children and families find out about us. Thank you!   If you’d like to sponsor our podcast, check out our Patreon page.   Scientific (curriculum connections): stomatopods, oceans, biology, biodiversity Social-emotional connections: self-regulation   RESOURCES Mantis Shrimp Packs a Punch | Predator in Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Li1k5hGBE (Nat Geo WILD, YouTube video, about 3 min.) The Most Amazing Animal Eyes | The Peacock Mantis Shrimp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGuZifKr0h4 (Love Nature, about 3 min.) Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Oceana.org) Peacock Mantis Shrimp (National Geographic Kids) The mantis shrimp packs the most powerful punch in the animal kingdom (Guinness World Records) Why the Mantis Shrimp is my new favorite animal https://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp (The Oatmeal, funny infographic, more appropriate for older children)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/ Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

15m
Nov 15, 2021
Fairy Song (A Poem by Louisa May Alcott)

Something a little different this week…Chanel reads a poem from by Louisa May Alcott. This is an unedited recording (please excuse any unusual sound or difference in audio quality). More explanation in the episode! We’ll be back to our regular episodes in a couple of weeks (and might take this off our podcast feed). Hope you enjoy! Peace out and peace within,  Chanel SOURCE: Flower Fables by Louisa May Alcott (You can read the entire book at the link from Project Gutenberg!)

6m
Nov 01, 2021
Coral Reef

This week we have a special guest host…Olive the Olive Ridley Turtle! Olive’s going to take us down to the Great Barrier Reef where we’ll breathe and stretch while we learn all about coral reefs and why they’re so important to us. Don’t forget to write down each episode’s special code word this season! Once you have all 10 code words you can unscramble them to make up the special sentence about oceans! Enter your guess at our website (www.PeaceOutPodcast.com) and we’ll announce the winner at our live season finale on Zoom in January 2022. You can already register for this event on our website too. Like Peace Out? We’d love it if you left us 5 stars and subscribe on your favourite podcast app. This helps other children and families find out about us. Thank you! If you’d like to sponsor our podcast, check out our Patreon page.   RESOURCES What Are Coral Reefs? LiveScience Great Barrier Reef https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/154/ UNESCO World Heritage Conservation Guide to the Great Barrier Reef Australia.com Why is the Great Barrier Reef in Trouble? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-57938858 BBC Great Barrier Reef | Exploring Oceans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbNeIn3vVKM National Geographic (YouTube, approx. 4 min.) Amazing Turtle’s Eye View of the Great Barrier Reef World Wildlife Federation (approx. 4 min. video) What can I do to protect coral reefs? (National Ocean Service)   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/ Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Music credit: Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

19m
Oct 18, 2021
See Bunny? Sea Bunny!

Have you ever heard of sea bunnies? They may sound like mythical beings but these little creatures are real! They might not be related to rabbits but they are pretty cute. Join us as we dive under the sea to learn more about sea bunnies as we stretch, breathe, and relax.    Follow Peace Out on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss an episode! Get updates on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well as our Peace Out Podcast Mailing List.   Scientific (curriculum connections): Sea Bunnies, animal self-defence, life cycles Social-emotional connections: Self-regulation, self-care/self-protection   RESOURCES Meet the Adorable “Sea Bunny” Taking Over the Internet National Geographic (includes video) Meet Jorunna parva, the sea bunny Earth Archives   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/ Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

15m
Oct 04, 2021
Turtle Talk

Kemp’s Ridley Turtles are the smallest sea turtles on earth. Learn more about these incredible creatures as we move, breathe, and learn a new mindfulness activity! We also talk about (not harming living creatures) and about making kind choices every day.   Follow Peace Out on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss an episode! Get updates on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peaceoutstories as well as our Peace Out Podcast Mailing List.   Scientific (curriculum connections): Kemp’s Ridley Turtle, sea turtles, by-catch Social-emotional connections: Empathy for others   RESOURCES Kemp’s ridley sea turtle Nature Conservancy Canada Kemp’s Ridley Turtle Oceana Understanding and Preventing Fishing Bycatch World Wildlife Organization Ahimsa (The Concept of Non-Harming in Hinduism) Mahividya   Peace Out Podcast Producer, Writer, Host                                            Chanel Tsang http://www.chaneltsang.com/ Sound Editing                                                           Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion https://perpetualmotion.film/   Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

17m
Sep 20, 2021
Ocean Breathing

We’re back! This is the first episode of our fifth season and it’s an ocean adventure! We’re starting off with some cool ocean facts and practice ujjayi (oo-JAI-yee) breathing, or ocean breathing. Ocean breathing is a great way to check in with ourselves, plus it’s super relaxing! SEASON 5 CODE WORD CHALLENGE: Each episode has one ocean code word. Collect all 10 code words. Unscramble them with your family to create the secret ocean sentence! Go to PeaceOutPodcast.com (after the final episode release) to enter your sentence for a chance to win a special prize! Follow Peace Out on your favourite podcast app so you don’t miss an episode! Get updates on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peaceoutstories as well as our Peace Out Podcast Mailing List. Scientific (curriculum connections): Oceans, biodiversity, ecology Social-emotional connections: Working together, respect and empathy for others and ourselves   RESOURCES Ocean Habitat by National Geographic Kids 10 Ways You Can Help Save the Oceans Oceana: Protecting the World’s Oceans How Much of the Ocean Have We Explored? National Ocean Service Why Can You Hear the Ocean When Holding a Seashell to Your Ear https://science.howstuffworks.com/question556.htm? How Stuff Works   PEACE OUT PODCAST Producer, Writer, Host: Chanel Tsang Sound Editing: Noah Glenn at Perpetual Motion   Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Light Awash Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  

19m
Sep 06, 2021
Season 5: Ocean Adventure

Get ready to dive into Season 5, an ocean adventure! Join Chanel as we explore the ocean, meet interesting sea creatures, all while we relax and recharge with mindfulness activities.  DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US ON YOUR PODCAST APP SO THAT YOU DON'T MISS A NEW EPISODE!  If you'd like to support the podcast, check out our Patreon for fun perks like stickers in the mail, personalized birthday messages, and bonus episodes based on Patron ideas!  For all things Peace Out and children's mindfulness (and the occasional sighting of our Peace Out co-producer pup), subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/peaceoutstories, and Twitter!  Until next week, peace out and peace within!   

43s
Aug 30, 2021
Peace Out Live Event! (April 11, 2021)

  Join us on National Pet Day for a live Peace Out relaxation story all about our favourite pets! We’ll play fun mindfulness games and create a Peace Out relaxation story together.  Sunday, April 11, 202111:00 AM - 12:00 Noon On Zoom Register in advance for this meeting HERE.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Hope to see you there!  Subscribe here to our monthly newsletter for mindfulness activities and Peace Out news, like live events such as this one, and updates.  © 2021 Peace Out Podcast, Chanel Tsang. All rights reserved. All episodes are written, narrated, and produced by Chanel Tsang. Please do not use without permission. For more information please contact hello@chaneltsang.com.  Music credit: Rainbows by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4261-rainbows License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license  

1m
Apr 06, 2021
Loving Kindness Meditation for Children

In this bonus episode for parents, caregivers, and educators, Chanel shares her favourite mindfulness meditation practice called Mettā Meditation, or Loving Kindness Meditation. This is a practice that comes from Buddhism and its intention is to cultivate an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards ourself and others, by repeating short phrases, like: “may you be happy” and “may you be healthy.” LOVING KINDNESS SONG  Subscribe here to our monthly newsletter for mindfulness activities and Peace Out news and updates.  References: Fredrickson, B. L., Cohn, M. A., Coffey, K. A., Pek, J., & Finkel, S. M. (2008). Open Hearts Build Lives: Positive Emotions, Induced Through Loving-Kindness Meditation, Build Consequential Personal Resources. , (5), 1045–1062. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0013262 Siegel, D. (2015). Part II: Your brain. S.: Penguin Random House.  Young, S. (2016). What is mindfulness? A contemplative perspective.In K. A. Schonert-Reichl & R. W. Roeser (Eds.), (p. 29–45). Springer Publishing. © 2021 Peace Out Podcast, Chanel Tsang. All rights reserved. All episodes are written, narrated, and produced by Chanel Tsang.

10m
Apr 05, 2021
Peace Out LIVE! Upcoming Events

Hi, this is Chanel Tsang from Peace Out Podcast. Peace Out is on a break, but I want to invite you to join me for one of Peace Out’s first LIVE events! We’ll do the Calm Down Countdown and chill out with a relaxation story together!   Festival of Giving (October 24, 2020) On Saturday, October 24th, 2020, I’ll be at Doing Good Together’s Festival of Giving. This fun event will have different kindness activities, service projects that you can do as a family, read-aloud story time, singing and dancing, and more! The event is free and online this year so anyone can join the fun! I’ll be at the opening event at 10:00 a.m. Central on Zoom, guiding kids and families in a Loving Kindness Yoga session. We’ll do a relaxation story together, just like on the podcast, and then end with a Loving Kindness practice, like the one we did in our episode! Register for this event at Doing Good Together’s website.   Family Yoga Day! (November 7, 2020) I’ll be doing a live Peace Out relaxation story on Saturday, November 7th at 11:30 a.m. EST. I’m partnering with my friend Michelle at Parivartan Yoga http://parivartanyoga.com/ for a really awesome family yoga day on Zoom! First, we’ll get together to do a Peace Out story. Then, I’ll have a special fun activity just for kids to do while the grown-ups do a yoga class with Michelle (and of course if you want to do the yoga class too, you can!). Then at the end we’ll all come back together and share our activities as a group! This event is by donation and all proceeds will go to one of the food banks near us so we can support our neighbours who might need some extra help right now. Register in advance for this meeting here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   I hope I can see you at one of these fun events! I’m so excited to bring Peace Out to you live and get to see your faces and do the breathing exercises together, even though we might live far apart. For more information, see this episode’s notes or go to our website peaceoutpodcast.com.   https://www.patreon.com/chaneltsang Copyright 2021 Chanel Tsang https://www.chaneltsang.com/. All Rights Reserved.

3m
Oct 22, 2020
Human Beings Being Human

Get comfy and settle in because we’re going to spend the first part of this guided relaxation talking about mindfulness. This episode is lighter on movement and more focused on listening. Thank you for joining us this season! We are going to miss you while we are away writing and recording season five *NEW* Join our new Peace Out Podcast Mailing List for monthly updates, news, and fun mindfulness activities. We have one more episode in Season 4 and then I will be taking a few months to research, write, and record Season 5. There are a few changes coming up and I’ll keep in touch through the mailing list. Scientific (curriculum connections):  Social-emotional connections: Interconnectedness of nature and humans, compassion, empathy Resources Cell (Britannica Kids) Non-Judgment: What is it? And Why Does it Matter? (4 Benefits) https://mindfulambition.net/non-judgment/ By Patrick Buggy (Simple and clear explanation of non-judgement!) 20/20/20 Rule (to prevent eye strain from looking at screens), American Optometric Association Give Your Child's Eyes a Screen-Time Break: Here's Why Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

25m
Aug 10, 2020
Time In, T-Rex! 🦖

Nothing is as relaxing as a dinosaur’s roar, right? Right? Hmm, well we’re going to try to relax, stretch, and breathe today as we talk about (and pretend to be) the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex! We’ll shake our tails, do the T.rex Twist, and even float in today’s guided relaxation for kids and anyone who is looking to relax mindfully, playfully! ☺ *NEW* Join our new Peace Out Podcast Mailing List for monthly updates, news, and fun mindfulness activities. We have one more episode in Season 4 and then I will be taking a few months to research, write, and record Season 5. There are a few changes coming up and I’ll keep in touch through the mailing list.  Scientific (curriculum connections): Tyrannosaurus rex life cycle, extinction  Social-emotional connections: Perceptions, open mindedness, anti-racism  Resources Tyrannosaurus Rex https://www.amnh.org/dinosaurs/tyrannosaurus-rex (American Museum of Natural History) Tyrannosaurs Rex (National Geographic Kids) Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts about T.Rex, King of the Dinosaurs (Live Science) What Did a Baby T.rex Look Like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpxevS5MSjM (American Museum of Natural History on YouTube, about 6min.) Baby T. Rex Was an Adorable Ball of Fluff (LiveScience.com) A relative of T. rex has been discovered in Alberta—and its name is terrifying (CBC Kids News) Everything We Though We Knew About T.Rex Is Wrong (The Nature of Things with David Suzuki episode, CBC, about 45 mins.) If you’re outside of Canada you can watch the full documentary at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6d590l the section on how T.Rex may have sounded starts at 34mins in. Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

17m
Jul 20, 2020
A Cloud of Cicadas

We’re going underground today to learn more about the life cycle of cicadas! These incredible insects live underground for 17 years before emerging altogether—all 1.5 million of them!  During the first breathing exercise called Backbone Breathing (our kid-friendly version of yogic spinal breathing), we are going to breathe in to fill up our “tummy tanks” and make an imaginary car drive up our spine, or backbone, and breathe out to go back down the backbone road. The goal is to pay more attention to the spine because it helps us breathe better (especially when we fill up our “tummy tank”) and improves our posture, so our chest and shoulders are more open, allowing us to breathe in and out more deeply.  If you are listening with someone else, you can take turns: one person follows along with the directions and breathe while the other traces their spine, paying attention to when they are breathing in (up) and breathing out (down). Rewind the episode to switch and take turns doing the breathing exercise!  Please subscribe to Peace Out so you don’t miss an episode and leave us a review and five stars if you like what you hear! This will help other kids and families find us and then find their calm too! Thank you!  Scientific (curriculum connections): insects, cicadas, defence mechanisms, prime numbers,  Social-emotional connections: patience, practice, different types of intelligence  Resources Cicadas (National Geographic) 10 scintillating facts about cicadas (CBC) Amazing Cicada Life Cycle (Sir David Attenborough’s Life in the Undergrowth) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLiWy2nT7U on YouTube (About 5 min.) 17 Year Periodical Cicadas (Planet Earth, BBC Earth) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWr8fzUz-Yw on YouTube (About 4 min., better for older children) Why Are Cicadas So Good at Math? (PBS.org) https://www.pbs.org/video/its-okay-be-smart-cicadas/ (About 5 min. Good intro to cicadas and their life cycle, with a brief image at the beginning that some younger children may find initially scary but is meant to be humorous and is explained immediately. Would recommend, it’s very interesting!) Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

19m
Jun 29, 2020
Salmon Run Home

We’re all spending most of our time at home now, so you may relate a lot to our friends in today’s relaxation story: salmon. Salmon have a superpower and that’s finding their way home, no matter how far they swim away.  We hope that are safe and happy at home right now.  Stay well and take care, everyone.  Scientific (curriculum connections): salmon, salmon life cycle, migration patterns, predators, animals’ homing instincts Social-emotional connections: returning home, roots, family, taking the time to respond vs. react to make good choices ’Resources Salmon Life Cycle, Marine Institute  Homing (animal behavior) https://www.britannica.com/science/homing, Britannica Salmon Run at Port Hope, Ontario https://youtu.be/a-xEYC_Jw-M (YouTube video, about 20seconds, shows the salmon jumping over a waterfall!) Fish: Salmon Fish at Sea and Fish Spawning - Something Fishy: Kids Lesson 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afJzdPJMjMQ (YouTube video, about 5 minutes, created for 10-12 year-olds) Salmon Run – Bronte Creek Underwater https://youtu.be/dmKzczP5oHc (YouTube video, about 4 minutes) Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

18m
Jun 14, 2020
A quick update

We just wanted to let you know about an update to the Peace Out schedule Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

7m
Jun 01, 2020
Field Trip to Peace Out Park!

Today we’re going on a field trip today! Activate those imaginations and get ready to spend some time outdoors in the park as we practice mindfulness together.  We miss being outdoors with our family, friends, and other people so we designed this episode to feel and sound like we’re really outside in a park together. It is a great episode to listen to with headphones to get the full experience!  We talk about a mindfulness meditation analogy that was adapted from the well-known bird and ship analogy by renowned Tibetan Buddhist Lama Gelek Rimpoche.  Stay well and take care, everyone. Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

12m
May 18, 2020
Howdy, Partner: Seahorse Life

Seahorses are seriously interesting creatures! Learn more about these fish as we breathe, move, and relax together.  A core part of Peace Out is social-emotional learning. Today we talk about how we can check in with our family and friends during this challenging time.  We also introduce Alternate Nostril Breathing, a pranayama (yogic breathing) practice that has a lot of benefits. As we are explaining it over audio only here, we will do a simplified version of the hand movement to keep things simple. I hope I’ve explained it clearly in the episode, but you may want to take a look at our resources to get the visual explanation of the concept.  If you and your children are interested, I’ve included a couple of YouTube video links showing the proper hand movement and also another simpler version for kids.  Before you listen, it might be a good idea to make sure there are no stuffy noses and wash hands as we will be touching our face during this exercise. Then wash hands afterwards too. 🙂 Stay well and take care, everyone.  Scientific (curriculum connections): seahorse life cycle Social-emotional connections: emotional literacy and connection  Resources 7 Wild Facts You May Not Know about Seahorses (Ocean Conservancy)  10 Things You Never Knew About Seahorses (Smithsonian) 3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try Alternate Nostril Breathing (Mind Body Green Health) Balance Breath (Alternative Nostril) for Parents and Classrooms (Fablefy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub7JEN1V7JE- YouTube video for kids Alternate Nostril Breathing for Kids (Donna Freeman) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nmpmx8kyUk- YouTube video offering a simpler two-hand option  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

20m
May 03, 2020
See Star? Sea Star!

Have you ever seen a starfish? Another name for this invertebrate is sea star! Sea stars are really cool and can even regenerate! If you’re not sure what that means, check out this new relaxation story where we go through the life cycle of a sea star.  Stay well and take care, everyone.  Scientific (curriculum connections): Sea stars (starfish), regeneration (biology) Social-emotional connections: self-care, importance of rest  Resources Starfish, National Geographic Kids What is Regeneration? (YouTube video) (for older children, adults) Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

17m
Apr 22, 2020
Find your Forest

Did you know that trees talk to each other? They do! Mother trees can send food to their saplings. Trees that are being attacked can send warnings to their neighbours. Trees help each other and that connection is very important for their own survival and health.  Oh yes, of course we’re doing a tree pose today(!), along with a couple other relaxation exercises.  We also mention the Australian bushfires. During the time of writing, it was announced that there are no more active fires for the first time since July 2019! Great news, but the devastation from these mass fires will take months and even years to recover from, especially now with COVID-19, and you can help. Here are a few places accepting donations at the link below. (And as with any charitable donation, it’s best to do some research into the organization to ensure you’re happy where your donations are going.) Here's how to help Australia bushfire victims by Amy Chillag and Lauren Lee, CNN Of course there are many, many people who need support right now in our own neighbourhoods too, so if you can, think about donating to your local food banks and shelters.  Stay well and take care, everyone.  Today’s Themes Scientific (curriculum connections): Trees, root systems, air pollution  Social-emotional connections: Connection (support systems: family and friends, neighbours)  Resource  I Can Name 50 Trees Today! All About Trees (Dr. Seuss’ ) By Bonnie Worth  The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohleben  Lonely Doug: The Story of Canada’s Last Great Trees https://www.harleyrustad.com/books/big-lonely-doug by Harley Rustad How to Whistle an Acorn Cap ( Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

18m
Apr 06, 2020
Time to Pause: Friday

It’s the end of the week so it’s time to relaaax! Today we’re going to do a top to toes relaxation exercise. Mindfulness Activity: We are focusing on relaxing our bodies today but it’s also important to keep active and moving. If you can’t get outside to play in the fresh air and sunshine, you can still play some fun movement games in the house. Here are a few ideas (just be careful of the things and people around you): * Walk up and down the stairs 5 times (try doing this in different ways: slow motion, fast without stamping, skipping one step, backwards while holding the railing)Play sports with a beach ball or balloon. You can kick it around, try to keep it in the air, play volleyball, or aim in into a basket. Do yoga! Find some kids’ yoga videos or cards to stretch and move and balance. Yoga poses can help build your muscles, improve your coordination and balance (which is great for sports), and keep your body AND your brain active! Take a long string or ball of yarn and make a path around the room. Balance as you walk along the line. You can make straight and curvy lines! Try walking backwards too. Follow the leader. The leader crosses the room in any way except walking while the other person copies their movement. Take turns being the leader.  Hope that’s enough to get you started! If you think of other fun and safe movement games to play indoors, please share it with us on Twitter (@peaceoutpodcast https://twitter.com/peaceoutpodcast), Instagram (@peaceoutstories), or on the Bedtime FM Facebook page! We’d love to see how you’re keeping active!  Subscribe to Peace Out on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app. You can also listen at peaceoutpodcast.com.  Why not listen to more of Peace Out from Bedtime FM Drop us an email to hello@bedtime.fm, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

5m
Mar 27, 2020