Happy Soul Food Friday!
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
Very Special Pictures to Start this Moment Right!
Dying Cancer Warrior Taught Life Lessons:
Making the best of the years, inspiring others despite pain, exhaustion and frailty, defeating cancer even in death and through her example learning lessons about ourselves, our craft and our life…
Who Would Jesus Vote For?
Wherever you stand on separation of church and state and whatever you expect from your political leaders, this was an interesting take
A secular Jew the most Christian candidate in the race?
Grand Libraries of the World
Each with its design and unique flair tells a story and inspires love of learning and repositories of knowledge
Libraries are one of the few places in the world we can truly self-drive our learning based on our interests and passion…
PDF Version: Bibliotheken [Compatibility Mode]
Shifting School Culture:
“We have enough programs and trainings – positive behavior, restorative justice, diversity and inclusion, implicit bias.
Our children come with so many issues. There is so much bullying and teasing. I see so little empathy!”
Niroga Notes February 2016
Recently the principal of a large middle school told me that he is looking for a shift in school culture, not another program. He said, “We have enough programs and trainings – positive behavior, restorative justice, diversity and inclusion, implicit bias. Our children come with so many issues. There is so much bullying and teasing. I see so little empathy! I believe the skills that Dynamic Mindfulness provides is the very foundation for this shift.“
Niroga’s Dynamic Mindfulness program systematically develops stress resilience, self-awareness, emotion regulation and healthy relationships. Read on to see why we need Dynamic Mindfulness in our schools today, and think about what you can do to make it happen.
Bidyut Bose, PhD, Founder and Executive Director
Stress is Making our Children Sick
“Is the Drive for Success Making Our Children Sick?” reads the title of a recent article from the New York Times. In a large California High School, 54% of students showed moderate to severe symptoms of depression, and 80% suffered moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety. These statistics are alarming! “We are sitting on a ticking time bomb,” said one teacher.
Read more about reversing this trend.
Learn how to Teach Dynamic Mindfulness
We are bringing our two day Dynamic Mindfulness training to the Los Angeles, CA area. Please share with your Southern California connections and community.
Thanks this week go to Larry H, Bidyut B, and all those committed to keeping our kids safe and well!
Pay it forward…
“If I can stop one heart from breaking I shall not live in vain.”–Emily Dickinson