Take Care of Yourself
July is Mental Health Awareness Month.
We know that there are times when we are just not okay. Please know that it's normal and it's okay. We need to learn how to take care of ourselves, reach out to professionals if need be.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D., states that It’s so important to make sure you take good
care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick.
Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise
regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of
self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and
Children of Color
According to American
Academy of Pediatrics, “Racism is a socially transmitted disease passed down
through generations.” racism is a pervasive social issue
that plays a large role in the environment, children grow up in, the quality of
their schools, the air they breathe, the water they drink. Thus, Racism affects children physically,
economically, emotionally, socially and in so many other ways. Children who
grow up in neighborhoods exposed to lead, food, desserts, violence are more
likely to engage negatively with the police, experience health issues such as
asthma, obesity, childhood cancer and diabetes.
Be Healthy, Get Moving.
Grab the kids and take them outside. Now is the time to get moving. Run, jump, skate, dance, hike, swim, jog, walk, just do some physical activity. Drink plenty of water and take in the sun. Make sure you use sunscreen lotion. Make today a fun, healthy day.
While school is out for the summer, it can be a great time to prepare your children for school in the fall. The coming year will be a challenge for parents, teachers and students. There is just a lot of uncertainty. Will school open as we know it? Will there be a schedule shift such as alternate days for half the class, a shorter day, etc.?
Now is the time to prepare your children for a different type of school experience. Have your children been wearing masks? If not, let them start wearing mask when they are out.
“Energy is contagious, positive and negative
alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.”
Put on a smile, even when you are not feeling
it. People react positively to a warm
smile. It will pay dividends.
Show gratitude and
compassion to others and it will come back to you.
Change your thought
pattern. Say A few Affirmations each morning “Today
is going to be a good day” Repeat this phrase over and over and you will see a
shift in your day.
A Salute to
You are awesome. You do so much for the family. We want to say "Thank you".
He will cover you with his feathers,
And under his feathers, and under his wings
You will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and
rampart. Psalm 91:4
A new day brings great opportunities. A wise person once said, "The
bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity". There is much truth in
this statement. We must have a brave spirit, go confidently into a
situation and be willing to accept responsibility for the outcome. With this
spirit, your potential is limitless! Inhale opportunity and exhale the pain, doubt and fear of the unknown. It's a new day!!
Your life is like a magnet. We can attract positive or negative energy by the vibes we give out. Happy people will attract happy people. A smile often will come back to you with a smile.
Check your attraction. What energy are you producing?
I recently meet up with an old
acquaintance name anger. He was self righteous, defensive and cantankerous. His
justification for his negative attitude was that he was misunderstood. He
stressed that he could not get a break, everyone was out to get him. He cited problems at work, at home and even
in his social network. I quietly
listened to him for a while, and then I spoke softly. I suggested that he calm
down, talk slowly, think before he act. Then I continued: People
get angry for numerous reasons.