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Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

Brain Breaks

Brain Vintage
Your Brain Needs Breaks. See how! Happy Brain: Watch the video Foods Linked to Better Brainpower  

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga Series:

Every Monday 04-18-22 to May 23-22 at 12:10-1:00pm

Register here

How to Take Care of Yourself

4 Strategies for Coping with Pandemic Stress from the NIH Medline Plus Magazine

Read more here

Sleep and Health

Sleeping man caution
Sleep is an essential component of health. Read more in these CDC articles.

Sleep and Health

Are your kids getting enough sleep? 

How about you? Getting enough Sleep?

Tips for Better Sleep.

Take a Nap:  Tips for First Responders • Tips for the Rest of Us


Meditation Five Days a Week

Monday:  Live Mindfulness Meditation  4:15-5:00pm

Tuesday:  Meditation Anytime

Wednesday: Live Kindness Meditation 12:30-12:55pm

Thursday: Live Mindful Pause  12:40-12:55pm

Friday: Breathing Meditation (5 minutes) Anytime    

Monthly Meditation with Brenda Gustin. Register here

The Struggle is Real

The Behavioral Health Struggle is Real! Read more about resources

Coping and Self-care

Not Quite Thriving: maybe you are LANGUISHING

There's a Name for the Blah You're Feeling. Read the article

Languishing but Not Giving Up. 

  ASAP: Coping with COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety

30 Seconds of CALM from UC ANR:

Coping with Stress in English and Spanish

Managing work with responsibilities of home and family

Webinar: Navigating Parenting, Home Schooling/Academic Support, Working and All the Rest of It
View the video recorded from Facebook Live
Using three of our parenting tools (priming, praise and presence) we'll discuss how to teach children to wait, how to set up schedules and routines so that kids feel safe and can cooperate, and how to find calm and peace for your children, yourself, and your home.
Drs. Chelsey & Robin Hauge are a double-Ph.D. mother-daughter parenting team! Together, they run Positive Parenthood, which offers relationship based support through courses, coaching, and community. Join them for the next two Tuesdays for a two-part series on parenting through COVID-19 and shelter in place.



Keep a routine

Take Breaks

Set boundaries for work

Set aside a dedicated place for working

Zoom with care

Be kind to yourself and take care of yourself. It will help you take care of others.


How to Reduce the Stress of Homeschooling on Everyone  With nationwide school closures in effect, many parents are now monitoring homeschooling while at the same time trying to make a living in the midst of a terrible economic crisis. In this environment of broken routine and uncertainty, chances are your child is showing big feelings and challenging behaviors.


RESILIENCE  re•sil•ience  \ ri-’zil-yen(t)

1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially compressive stress.

2: an ability to recover form or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Hardiness Helps People Turn Stressful Circumstances into Opportunities


Breathing and Meditation

Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation Every FRIDAY with Maureen Craig 12:10-12:50 p.m 

Laughter Yoga  Every MONDAY 12:10-12:50 p.m. 

Box Breathing: close eyes, breathe in for four seconds, hold four seconds and exhale four seconds, REPEAT at least three times.

Take the "Perfect Breath." Read how.

Try some "old school," 4-7-8 Breathing. 

3 Minute Meditation or 

3 Minute Seated Meditation 

Guided Meditations for you

The Center or Mindfulness: Empathy and Compassion series

SPANISH MEDITATION (English too) from UCLA. 3 to 19 minute sessions 

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