SEL for Everyone
A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!
“Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart— Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.”
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning The Autumn
Be well & breathe,
Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney
5 Myths About Social Emotional Learning
Myth 1: Social emotional learning only teaches kids about feelings.
Myth 2: Social emotional skills aren't as important as "hard skills".
Myth 3: Kids learn social emotional skills automatically.
Myth 4: There's only one way to teach SEL.
Myth 5: SEL is only for kids with behavioral issues.
It's FOREST BATHING SEASON!
Dig in further with Forestry England's guide to forest bathing here.
How Trees Help You Stress Less
Yes, Pumpkin Spice is great for mental health
The recurring pumpkin-spice-everything tradition we have in the U.S. may get a little old at times, but the theme running through shops and homes transitioning to the fall season and anticipating the holidays rekindles past experiences and builds community.
After all, even smell is connected to memories—and for most people, pumpkin spice brings warm and fond memories.
Read more here from Cedars Sinai
Here are some wonderful fall themed mindfulness activities for kids, including deep breathing exercises, five senses ideas, and fall sensory bottles.
Local Harvest - Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community
How are you taking care of your mind during the school year? Please take time for personal growth! Reconnecting with our inner student amps up our motivation for trying new things or rethinking our perspectives on old things! Let's do all the things!