mindfulness

Celebrating Self Compassion This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, friendship, and admiration. 

But love can come in many forms. It is not just about romance, but about showing care to those around you. 

Love can be shared between family, friends, peers, and within ourselves. 

With that being said, we encourage you to make room for self-compassion this month (and every month).

Here’s how…

Self Care

Having a spa day and pampering ourselves can be a great way to relax. You can eliminate distractions and refocus your attention on how you feel by treating yourself. 

You can light some scented candles, draw a bath, or read a book you love. 

Reach Out to Loved Ones

Connecting with the people who love us can be a way to give love back to ourselves.

Reminding ourselves of the people who are there for us can reinforce our self-love.

You can take a moment to call an old friend or video chat with a family member who makes you smile. 

Do What You Love

Doing more of the things you love can give you a healthy outfit to explore your interests. You can either participate in activities you know you love or take the opportunity to try something new. 

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” – Robert Morley.

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Here’s Why Trees Make Us Happy

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to de-stress, try spending more time in nature surrounded by trees. It can be very therapeutic.

Trees Improve Your Health

It’s about time to add trees to your gratitude list.

Not only do they release oxygen, but they also have the power to improve your health.

Studies show that spending time in forests can improve our immune system and heart health.

An apple (and a tree) a day keeps the doctor away.

Trees Make Us More Generous and Trusting

Think this sounds too good to be true? Well, just listen to this experiment.

One group of university students were instructed to look at a building for one minute.

While the other group of students were asked to look at a group of eucalyptus trees for one minute.

The group who studied the trees felt awe and a sense of wonder.

I think we can all agree, that was a minute well spent.

No Act Is Too Small

Being around trees isn’t an all or nothing activity.

So, camping or hiking may not be for you – and that’s okay!

Visit the park over lunch. Look out the window throughout the day. Plant a tree in your yard.

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The Secrets to Successfully Developing Your Child's Confidence

The Secrets to Successfully Developing Your Child’s Confidence

As a parent, of course, you want your kids to be confident.

The thing is, getting started can be a little tricky. There’s no set in stone rule book. However, there are quite a few techniques that can work wonders on your child’s self-esteem and confidence.

Help Them Say Goodbye to Self Judgment

Sometimes once a negative thought enters our mind, we just can’t seem to part ways with it.

Sound familiar? No need to worry.

This is where mindfulness comes into the picture.

Mindfulness is all about focusing on the present moment.

Think your child is too young to practice mindfulness?

Think again…

Studies show that preschool aged children who practice mindfulness have decreased stress levels.

Compassion

Did you know kids as young as 3 years old can feel compassion?

Yup, it’s true.

The world is their classroom.

Your kids look up to you. Your everyday words and actions impact them more than you may think. One of the best ways to teach them compassion it to show it to them regularly.

It’s officially time to say goodbye to the question “Am I good enough?”

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