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Rest is the answer to fatigue. | Wellbeing

The answer to fatigue is rest. It's so simple, but it's not always easy to implement. We've all been there: we're working hard and want to keep going… until we hit the wall and can't think straight anymore. We deal with this fatigue by pushing ourselves harder and harder, until eventually—boom! We're done. Or maybe we don't even realize how much time has passed while we are busy working. When we give our bodies time to recover and repair themselves, they can't keep up with all the damage...

Breaking the Cycle of Trauma

Trauma makes us feel like we’re not capable of taking care of ourselves. It makes us think that people will take advantage of us or hurt us if they have power over us. This leads to an environment where we don’t feel safe or comfortable anywhere, even when we’re with people who love us. People who are raised in a culture based on trauma end up being disconnected from themselves and the world around them. What we can do is shift the culture of isolation and fear back into our communities. We...

Children's wellbeing | PACEs

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget he is someone today.” — Stacia Tauscher, dancer and artist Kenyan schools have been closed from November till late January. This means more parents will be spending time with their children. Luckily for us, it's time to highlight the beauty of children being individuals. We touched on the perils of lacking parental love, care, and nurturing. It affects a child's self-concept. It is important to note that children are not born...

16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence

How many women face gender-based violence each year? Globally , approximately one in three women experience rape or physical abuse at some point in their lifetime. The numbers are even more shocking when we look at children—nearly one in two girls and one in five boys worldwide experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. This global violence epidemic has lasting effects; survivors of gender-based violence are at an increased risk of long-term mental health problems including depression,...

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