Written By: Marlina Rose Selva, LMFT, ACS Site Supervisor – Jordan Middle School
The demands of school and daily routines can be a source of mental fatigue for students as well as for parents. Fortunately, there are ways of alleviating mental stress. One such way is through encounters with nature. Outdoor activities can help relax and restore the mind, whether it be in the form of playing in the grass, gardening or caring for plants, camping, trekking, observing the sunrise or sunset, sitting near the beach, lake, river or stream. Research shows that connecting with nature increases well-being, positive feelings, and inspiration (Passmore & Howell, 2014). Taking some time out of busy schedules may seem like an impossible task at times, but the benefits could make life easier in the long run. (Continue reading here.)
Sources of Strength is a wellness program based on building resilience at both Palo Alto high schools. Through Sources of Strength, our youth are identifying, discussing, and strengthening protective factors in their own lives, as well as working together to become agents of positive change and connectors to help those around them.
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Wednesday, Novovember 16, 7-8:30 PM, Paly Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd
More tickets available beginning at 8pm!
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Annual Gunn Turkey Feast – Thursday, November 17
The Gunn 2016 Turkey Feast is fast approaching and we are desperately short of turkeys, pies and volunteers! Please sign up to help!
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Parent Ed Event with Dan Siegel: Brainstorm The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Wednesday, November 16, 7-8:30 PM,
Paly Performing Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
Tickets are sold out, but we expect additional seats to come available. Please check back or watch your email for announcements.
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