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Get off the couch


Take a Mental Health Break during Covid-19

Get off the couch and get moving!  In our limited environment due to Covid, we are limited to where we can go.  We cannot visit our parents, grandchildren, or friends.  We are limited in eating out, going to the gym or the movies. Our jobs are in jeopardy or just gone.  Financially, we are operating on a shoestring budget. While there are many things out of our control, we can control our response to life circumstances.  We can do some positive self-talk.

Encourage Yourself


Friday Motivation

Think of changing your mindset like you would change a tire. Charge your battery and put some gas in your tank.  Life is a journey use your GPS to  create your own path. The following quotes can be helpful:

  • If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Jim Rohn
  • When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt                        

Hang in there!


Have you ever felt you were hanging on a limb and you did not know how you got there or how you will get off that limb? To get out of this situation, you have to calm down, breathe slowly, and backtrack. Your super power is to stay calm.  You do not have to answer all of life questions at this point such as why me?  The immediate goal is get off the limb.
1.  Tell yourself that everything is going to be okay.
2.  Breathe.
3.  Stay focused.
4.  Do not look down, around, look up.

Hey Black Child


I Am the Black Child

I am special, ridicule cannot sway me
I am strong, obstacles cannot stop me
I hold my head high, proudly proclaiming my uniqueness
I hold my pace, continuing forward through adversity
I am proud of my heritage
I am confident that I can achieve my every goal.
I am becoming all that I can be
I am the Black Child, I am a Child of God
Mychal Wynn










Back to Nature.


Mindful Breathing

Just imagine being in a field of wildflowers, the sun beaming down on your face and you can breathe the glorious fresh air.   That's therapy.  Get way from the stress of the day.  Do some bird watching; follow a butterfly as it dances from flower to flower sucking in the sweet nectar, listen to the sound of a waterfall or water flowing from a rock filled creek.  Let your mind wonder to the children playing in a park.  Try to remember the childhood games that you played when you were young.

Mental Health Awareness


Mental Health Day

Take care of your mental health. It is important to be kind to yourself. Spend time with supportive people: family and friends. Seek professional help if life becomes challenging. Get outside for walks, cycling and hiking. Eat nutritional and well-balanced meals, get plenty of sleep and volunteer in meaningful activities. Be mindful of the effects of Covid-19.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
 
The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment. So it's important to check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a change.
Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:
  • A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit – you might feel the lump but not see it

Life during and after Covid-19

                                               Life during Covid-19

Wear your MASK, WASH your hands, SOCIAL DISTANCE. We are in this together. Be kind to others by wearing a mask. Our children are counting on the adults around them.  Children need to feel secure, need to have a routine, a degree of certainty that life will get back to normal. Help them manage their feelings.

The Struggle is to Believe

                                                          I Believe

There are times when things go wrong in our lives. We feel that the ground is shifting under our feet.  We can't find a limb to hold on too. We feel as if we are drowning.  It is at this time we must rely on our inner strength. We have to do some positive self-talk.  We have to keep some nuggets in our pockets to pull out when the struggle become overwhelming.

I am Sam Storytime


I am Sam
Virtual Storytime

It can get a little boring to go to school virtually.  What a real treat to have an older child read to younger children.  This is a great opportunity to engage diverse age children in an after school activity that will give both ages an opportunity to read and entertain.  The goal is to find a book that will appeal to a young audience.  Use animation as the book is being read.  Do show pictures.  Allow the listeners to ask questions or to digest the material being read.