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30-Day #CFRSelfCareChallenge

Let’s get real about self-care. If you Google “self-care t-shirts,” you’ll see everything from motivational quotes to “mac and cheese is self-care” to “self-care isn’t selfish.” PsychCentral.com defines self-care as “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” Does that justify a second serving of…

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30-Day #CFRKindnessChallenge

In a time and in a world where unkind words and actions are so standard and so normalized, it’s more important than ever to incorporate some extra kindness into our lives. As we transition from January’s Intentions Challenge to our 30-Day #CFRKindnessChallenge, we invite you to bring that purposeful presence into the next 30 days…

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2021 Intentions Challenge

Have you written your New Year’s resolution yet? Rather than making New Year’s resolutions this year, we invite you to create an intention — a carefully crafted and purposeful dedication to how you will BE in 2021, as opposed to what you will DO.  What is an intention? The Latin root “intentio” means “plan” and…

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Happy Holidays from Center for Resilience!

It’s no surprise that stress levels rise during the month of December. Sometimes the stressors of this time of year can make finding holiday joy more challenging – particularly this year with a global pandemic, racial injustice and record unemployment.  We put together a list of some of our favorite strategies that can be helpful…

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P.A.U.S.E. Challenge

Do you ever wish you could just hit the pause button? With everything we have experienced in 2020, there may have been a moment or two (or many) where pausing for just a moment could’ve helped us ride the (tidal) waves with a little more grace.   We use P.A.U.S.E. as a teaching acronym, which stands…

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30 Days of Gratitude Challenge

I saw a funny meme the other day that said something to the effect of, “I’m not turning my clocks back this weekend because I can’t endure an extra hour of 2020.” I did chuckle a bit, as it has been a particularly rough year for many of us. I was also reminded, however, that…

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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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