In partnership with the meditation app Headspace, Mattel launched a series of wellness-focused Barbie dolls and a guided meditation for kids on Barbie's vlog channel on YouTube. Barbie talks about having a crazy morning involving a mess with slime that needed to be cleaned up, which left her feeling rushed, overwhelmed and off-balance. Barbie invites viewers to join her in listening to Eve at Headspace lead a guided meditation on the theme of kindness. The experience begins with a few big inhales and exhales to relax the body, and goes on to offer reminders for first being kind to yourself so that you can do the same for others.
Meditation has many benefits for the adult brain and it's a practice that's also immensely beneficial for kids, since it can help reduce feelings of anxiety, increase focus and help practitioners of all ages cultivate more mindfulness in daily life.