Your SEL & Resilience Break

A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!

Strengthening Our Resilience

The back half of January pushes our resolve on those New Year's resolutions, not to mention we've had a busy beginning of the year! Let's keep our reserves full by tending to it regularly.

Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

Free Course with Marc Brackett!

Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. The 10-hour online course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and non-teaching staff in preK-12 schools.

Sign up for free here.

What Happens to Your Body When You are Mindful?

More from Sanfordfit! Learn about the benefits of mindfulness and ways you can include mindful moments in your day.

Watch the K-5 video here with your students.

Dacher Keltner on the Vagus Nerve

A Chocolate Recipe To Warm Your Soul

Along with keeping your heart healthy, cacao works wonders on your brain. It boosts cognitive health and neuroplasticity — the process by which the brain creates new neural connections (This has been shown to help patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia.) In addition, cacao can help elevate your mood by increasing serotonin levels.

Read the other benefits and recipe here.

Light Reading Focused on Mindfulness and Inner Leadership

The Best Mindfulness Books of 2020

The Mindful editors look back on their favourite books from this year, covering diverse topics such as mindful eating, the truth of belonging, and emotional resilience.

Checkout their list here.

4 Books We’re Reading to Replenish Our Energy

From exploring emotional resilience to dabbling in mindful eating, here are four books (and three podcasts) to nourish your body and mind.