Your Daily Break

A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!


“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” – Aristotle

With uncertain terrain ahead, let's make the best of our circumstances. Meeting those we work with where they are at takes grace. We hope the following resources help you support those around you with grace.

Be well & breathe,

Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney

How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

Self-motivation. Ownership. Engagement. We have always wanted students to feel passion for learning and to be intrinsically motivated—to be driven from within. With much learning moving to an at-home environment, these student characteristics are more important than ever, and the way that we, as educators, frame at-home learning experiences can have a profound impact on how students feel about them.
Harry Potter and the Ordinary Magic of Resilience
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Performance Poetry - Brook McNamara

Wow...a powerful performance of her poem ~ Break ~ encouraging rest for our heart and soul.
BREAK by Brooke McNamara Poetry

Radiant Heart Qigong

Curious about Qigong but have never had the chance to try it out? Here is a 12 minute video with Teja Bell leading Radiant Heart Qigong. Radiant Heart Qigong is the meditative art of conscious embodiment. It recognizes, honors, cultivates and nourishes the ‘energy’ aspect of our being. Give it a try!

Four Lessons From Inside Out to Discuss with Kids

This Pixar movie encourages viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds. Check out this article from Greater Good Science Center sharing ideas for discussions with students.
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Support Local Farms & Eat Healthy!

Grindstone Farm provides produce through our Home Delivery Box Program and Farmer’s Markets (scroll down for locations). With over 25 years of rich experience in growing high quality, certified organic fruits and vegetables, Grindstone Farm has become a well-known leader in Central New York.

We grow over 120 varieties of vegetables and fruits. You’ll find everything from A (asparagus and arugula) to Z (zucchini and zinnia). We also serve as a link between you and other farms through which we offer fresh, natural dairy, meat, organic dried fruits, nuts, honey, maple syrup, juices and more.

Check them out here!