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Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind posted on Sep 24

It can be hard to let go of things. Your favorite pair of jeans with big holes in the knees, those dusty books that have been on the shelf for years, or your old Beanie Baby collection from when you were a kid, for example.   …Continue Reading Declutter Your Space, Declutter Your Mind

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes posted on Sep 5

As aulas recomeçaram, o que pode ser um momento estressante para pais e adolescentes. A transição do horário mais folgado do verão para um ano escolar novo, cheio de dever de casa, novos colegas e atividades programadas, pode causar uma mistura de ansiedade, expectativas e   …Continue Reading De Volta Às Aulas: Dicas de Bem-Estar Mental para Pais e Pessoas que Cuidam de Adolescentes

De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes

De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes posted on Sep 5

El regreso a clases puede ser un período estresante para los adolescentes y padres por igual. La transición de un horario de verano más relajado a un nuevo año escolar, lleno de caras nuevas, tareas y actividades programadas, puede crear una mezcla de ansiedad, anticipación   …Continue Reading De regreso a clases: Consejos para los padres/cuidadores de adolescentes

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens posted on Sep 3

School is back in session, which can be a stressful time for teens and parents alike. The transition from a more relaxed summer schedule to a new school year, filled with new faces, homework and more scheduled activities, can bring about a mix of anxiety,   …Continue Reading Back to School Mental Wellness: Tips for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.

Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat. posted on Aug 13

“I just relax my body, unscrunch my face, unclench my jaw, breath and smile, and that’s all I need to get the world in order again.” – Leo Babauta Right now, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, pause for a moment – just a   …Continue Reading Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.

Your Peaceful Place

Your Peaceful Place posted on Jul 16

Where do you go to de-stress and find peace? You know, that special place that relaxes you, refreshes your mind, body, and spirit, and makes your heart sing. For some, it’s a room in their home; for others, it’s a quiet place in a park   …Continue Reading Your Peaceful Place

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm posted on Jun 18

When we rush around from activity to activity, phone to computer to TV, and website to website, we miss the joys and simple pleasures of what’s right in front of us – animal- shaped clouds, running into an old friend, or a wild turkey in   …Continue Reading Being in the Present Moment Restores Inner Calm

Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables

Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables posted on May 14

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” – Thoreau There’s something satisfying about digging in the cool earth and getting your hands dirty. Feeling the soil, tending to plants, and   …Continue Reading Gardening Grows More Than Vegetables

Drink Tea, Find Peace

Drink Tea, Find Peace posted on Apr 2

There is nothing more relaxing to me than sipping a cup of hot tea. No matter what life throws my way, smelling the robust aromas and breathing in the soothing steam bring an immediate sense of calm and peace. Drinking tea requires me to slow   …Continue Reading Drink Tea, Find Peace

Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo

Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo posted on Mar 13

Piensa sobre lo que te encuentras haciendo en este preciso momento. ¿Te estás enfocado solamente en la lectura de este blog, o estás simultáneamente chequeando tus mensajes de texto, navegando por la web, y comiendo? Con la tecnología hoy en día al centro de nuestras   …Continue Reading Realizando tareas simultáneas no es productivo