Tuesday, June 19, 2018

UNICEF Statement on Children and US Migration Policy

When thinking of UNICEF, we think of the efforts made on the behalf of children in countries such as South Sudan, Haiti, Syria. Today, UNICEF issued a press release regarding the US and the policy of separating children from their families because of their migration status. Read here: https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/children-should-not-be-separated-their-families-because-their-migration-status

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What time of the day should you solve a math problem or think creatively?

Time of Day matters when taking a test or thinking outside of the box. We all have personal circadian rhythms (chronotypes) which impact our mood, analytical problem solving and creative thought process. For example, if you are a morning person, difficult mental chores are best undertaken at this time. But, the morning person does better in the afternoon when solving problems that require a flash of creative insight. Read more at Monitor on Psychology http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/06/good-timing.aspx

Friday, May 11, 2018

Volunteer for Your Health!

National Volunteer Week has passed, but it is not too late to become a volunteer.
Check out Points of Light for inspiration and ideas. https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw
Volunteering not only helps your community but helps you. From Psychology Today: Volunteers live longer and are healthier, Volunteering establishes strong relationships, Volunteering is good for your career, Volunteering is good for society, and Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose!

Procrastination!

Let’s face it. We all do it! I even procrastinated writing this blog. I thought, maybe I should put it off until next week! Take this assessment, to see if you are a world class procrastinator and what you can do about it. https://www.additudemag.com/quiz-procrastinate-adhd-adults/

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Beethoven for the Season!

For the Holidays-Ode to Joy with Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Philharmonic. Such a wonderful gift to us all!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5z0m7cs0A

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

What’s Not to Like About Thanksgiving!

You are not alone in the comedy and pathos of family life.

Here are some Family Thanksgiving comedies to watch from Esquire.
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a50559/great-thanksgiving-movies-to-watch-this-holiday/
To name a few: Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter, and Planes, Trains and Automobiles with John Candy and Steve Martin.

And then a humorous commentary on Family Get-togethers from Psychology Today.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Help in a Natural Disaster



Fires are raging in Northern California and many want to know how to help.
Many have lost their homes, businesses, and even their lives.
This article is geared for teens, but has good ideas for everyone.
Please help in any way you can.
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/natural-disaster.html