Your Daily Break

A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for each day of the week!

Hello July!





We hope to provide opportunities for self-care and inner reflection throughout the summer in this bi-weekly newsletter.


Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

Forest Bathing

In Japan, they practice something called forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Shinrin in Japanese means “forest,” and yoku means “bath.” So shinrin-yoku means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses.

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Mindful Listening is a Radical Act for Change

When we think we already know what there is to hear, we are simply moving a little too fast to really listen—That's where meditation comes in. Click the title to read more...

Podcast Alert: Brené Brown's Unlocking Us

Join Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.

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The Unsung Importance of Inner Work

“I have come to realize that inner work — taking the time to grow self-awareness, notice the patterns in your daily routine, and move towards positive change — is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, both personally and professionally.” — Blake Mycoskie, Founder, TOMS Shoes

Touchstones from Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

When we return to school, it will be important that we create safe and trustworthy spaces. These touchstones from Courage to Teach (and the Center for Courage and Renewal) define how we relate to each other in order to create circles of trust - inviting the best of each person to show up and contribute. How might these inform you personally and in your school setting?
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A Courageous Presence with Racism, with Tara Brach
CASEL Weekly Webinars

As part of CASEL CARES initiative, they are offering free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances.

Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice through Writing and Meditation ~ 6 sessions

Friday, June 26th, 9-10am

Onondaga Parkway

Please see MLP for multiple dates.

Register in MLP

Book Study: The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Monday, July 20th, 9am

This is an online event.

See MLP for multiple dates. Location TBD.

Register in MLP.

Resilience Retreat for Educators

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 9am-12pm

120 Mexico Point Drive

Mexico, NY