Posts by Center for Resilience

We’re Going Digital! ResilientKids™ Remote Integration

For a decade, Center for Resilience has been offering its nationally recognized, mindfulness-based social emotional learning program for K-12 students, ResilientKids™, to thousands of children and young adults in Rhode Island. For the students, educators and school communities we serve, the results have been overwhelmingly positive: enhanced school cultures and adults able to access mindfulness…

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CFR Commitment & Statement of Solidarity

Today we write in the wake of a global pandemic and in the midst of nationwide protests against structural racism and its legacy of violence and discrimination in our country. We know that this is a time of deep hurt for many that we, as a predominantly white organization, will never fully understand. We also…

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Keeping Safe: Emotionally and Physically

Life as we know it has and continues to change drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are living amidst fears for their safety, the safety of loved ones, and future uncertainty, all of which take a toll on emotional health and well-being. Teachers and students alike are making extemporary changes to their personal and…

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Celebrating World Art Day — Mindfulness & Art

Today, April 15, is World Art Day. Sometimes when we bring up the “a-word” in classes, we inevitably see some eye-rolling and sighs. If you find yourself in that camp, before you click off this blog to read something else, consider that the word “art” can take many forms, and not all of them are…

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J.McLaughlin Fundraiser

On Thursday, March 12, from 4:00pm-7:00pm, we will be hosting a Sip & Shop fundraiser at J.McLaughlin on Angell Street in Providence! You’re invited to join us for an evening of sips and light bites while you shop their new spring collection. 15% of proceeds from purchases made will be donated to Center for Resilience.…

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5 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Right Now

The benefits of mindfulness continue to make it into the media where the data continues show benefits in many facets of one’s life. The practices are simple but not always easy to incorporate into each day. Here are a few tips to keep you going. 1. Stop What You’re Doing and Take a Breath Take…

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Intentions Over Resolutions

Happy new year AND new decade! There is something auspicious about this new beginning. You may have even made a New Year’s Resolution (or two) with a hopeful promise of what you will start, change, or do over the next 365 days.  You might have even written them in a journal, shared them with a…

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3 Ways Mindful Art Can Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

There’s no doubt that coloring books have made a resurgence in adults lives. Yes, it may be trendy – but there’s also science behind it. Multiple studies have shown that coloring, doodling, and other forms of art help improve focus, concentration, and reduce stress. If adults can benefit from these mindful art activities, your students…

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Mindfulness During a Lockdown Drill?

According to the Washington Post, over 4 million students experienced lockdown drills last year as a part of their educational experience in American schools.  While these drills are becoming a standard in school safety protocols, we also know that they produce fear and anxiety for many young people.  What can mindfulness practices offer to students…

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Can We Ski Mindfully?

Snow in March often comes with mixed reviews. Those who know me, know I love the snow; but I did hear a number of moans and groans about last Monday’s storm, particularly that we might forever be stuck in winter. We have a skiing family — well, two skiers and two boarders. My son and…

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