Cookie Monster Teaches Mindfulness.

Via Ari Setsudo Pliskin
on Aug 5, 2013
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I never imagined I would receive lessons on mindfulness from Cookie Monster, but that’s exactly what will happen in the upcoming season of Sesame Street, as the classic character takes a reflective stance.

Me Can Take Deep Breaths

Cookie Monster: When me lose control

When me have no doubt

Me have strategies

That can calm me down

Me can talk to self

Me can stand up straight

Me can take deep breaths

Me can self-regulate

From Sesame Street’s Youtube Channel Published on Aug 5, 2013: Cookie Monster spoofs Icona Pop’s hit song “I Love It” in this hilarious new video! Sesame Street launches its 44th season on September 16th, 2013 with a new self-regulation and executive function curriculum. Cookie Monster, the poster-child for someone needing to master self-regulation skills, attempts to explain these concepts while devising personal strategies on waiting to eat a cookie.  Tune-in to a new season of Sesame Street beginning September 16th, 2013 on PBSKids!

“I love it” by Icona Pop

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Ed: Sara Crolick


About Ari Setsudo Pliskin

Ari Setsudo Pliskin is Zen Yogi who works to actualize the interconnectedness of life online and on the streets. While once addicted to school, Ari has balanced his geekiness with spiritual practice and time spent on society’s margins. As a staff member of the Zen Peacemakers, Ari assisted Zen Master Bernie Glassman in his teaching around the world. Ari studies Zen at the Green River Zen Center in Greenfield, MA and is an Iyengar-style yoga teacher. Ari loves comic books as well. Ari currently serves as the Executive Director of the Stone Soup Café . Connect with Ari on Facebook or Twitter: @AriPliskin.


2 Responses to “Cookie Monster Teaches Mindfulness.”

  1. Renee says:

    That. Was. Amazing. 😀

  2. Renee Claude says:

    So much “yes!”. Thanks for this lovely post.