Wellness Challenge #21

Do you ever stop to take in the fresh smell of the ocean breeze or your mother’s homemade cooking? With busy schedules and long to-do lists, many of us don’t realize we aren’t “savoring the good things in life.” Savoring is being aware of your feelings and fully enjoying positive experiences. This awareness and enjoyment has the ability to increase our happiness, both short-term and long-term. It is about taking the time to be mindfully engaged in what you are experiencing. The good thing is there are ways we can develop […]

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Wellness Challenge #20

Arts and crafts are not only fun for kids, but also for adults! They allow us to explore new activities and be creative, while also developing minds and bodies. Arts and crafts can also help relieve stress and remind us that we can find joy even during hard times. Some benefits of arts and crafts for young children include:  Motor skills – kids use their fingers while creating art, for example while painting, coloring, gluing, and cutting   Increased literacy skills – when kids make art projects, they get a chance to talk about their […]

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Reto de Bienestar #19

Es normal sentirse estresada y ansiosa, especialmente durante tiempos de incertidumbre. Una manera que nuestro cuerpo confronta con el estrés y ansiedad es con tensión muscular. Tensión muscular se siente como un dolor en diferentes partes del cuerpo. Tal vez en nuestro cuello, hombros, columna, o pies. Donde sea que sientas este dolor, hay un método que puede ayudar. Relajación progresiva de músculos es cuando tensas un grupo de músculos mientras respiras y luego dejar […]

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