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February 2023

Mindfulness Meditation practice

Online Class Only! Monday Night Meditation 7pm to 8pm ONLINE information at Because of Icy Roads, this Monday February 27, 2023 we will be offering ONLINE ONLY Joanie Lane offers two sittings and a talk on: How to bring Mindfulness into our lives Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, describes mindfulness as “Awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally, in the service of...

How exercise can help you build resilience at any age []

By Kelyn Soong, Illustration: Rose Jaffe/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, February 3, 2023 Stress surrounds us every day in subtle and substantial ways. Although we can’t eliminate stress from daily life, research shows that by intentionally stressing our bodies through exercise, we can change how we respond to stress and boost our resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity — a career setback, a relationship breakup or any of the big and small...

CDC data shows U.S. teen girls ‘in crisis’ with unprecedented rise in suicidal behavior []

By Lindsey Tanner, Photo: Getty Images, PBS News Hour, February 13, 2023 The pandemic took a harsh toll on U.S. teen girls’ mental health, with almost 60 percent reporting feelings of persistent sadness or hopelessness, according to a government survey released Monday that bolsters earlier data. Sexual violence, suicidal thoughts, suicidal behavior and other mental health woes affected many teens regardless of race or ethnicity, but girls and LGBTQ youth fared the worst on most measures,...

Seven Ways to Have a Healthier Relationship With Stress []

By Jill Suttie, Photo: From article, Greater Good Magazine, February 15, 2023 Are you suffering from chronic stress? Many of us are—whether we’re stressed out by our jobs, complicated relationships, caregiving responsibilities, or the general state of the world. That’s where Elissa Epel’s new book, The Stress Prescription , comes in. A health psychologist and director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center at the University of California, San Francisco, Epel explains how stress...

What the Longest Happiness Study Reveals About Finding Fulfillment []

By Jill Suttie, Greater Good Magazine, February 6, 2023 What makes for a happy life? Philosophers have pondered this question for millennia, coming up with different theories and recommendations for people to follow, but not necessarily having any hard evidence to prove their ideas. That’s what inspired the long-running Harvard Study of Adult Development . Starting in the 1930s, researchers tracked men from different neighborhoods in the Boston area over several decades, asking them to...

The Surviving Spirit Newsletter February 2023

Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit Through the Creative Arts, Education & Advocacy Hope, Healing & Help for Trauma, Abuse & Mental Health “ Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Kahlil Gibran The Surviving Spirit Newsletter February 2023 It can be read online via this - or this -...

Survivor Stories with guest Michael Skinner - YouTube

Survivor Stories with guest Michael Skinner - YouTube - A thought provoking discussion and insight on healing from trauma and sexual abuse. Presented by Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor - Amplifying survivor voices worldwide "I attended this event, and Michael has a gentle approach to making sexual and physical trauma stories become meaningful and a source of hope." - Jacek_Jack Haciak

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