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June 23, 2022

How educators can create an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum that supports the mental well-being of LGBTQ students

One way that educators can promote mental/ brain wellness in school environments is by developing lessons that avoid bias and that include positive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, history, and events.

June 16, 2022

Make LGBTQ+ Mental Health a Priority

Discrimination against LGBTQ people has specifically been associated with high rates of brain health disorders, substance use, and suicide. In fact, when compared to people that identify as straight, LGBTQ individuals are three times more likely to experience a mental health condition.

June 9, 2022

Why Teachers and Professors Should Include Mental/Brain Health in the Syllabus

A simple way to support the mental/ brain health of students is to include a brief statement on your course syllabus. This helps promote help-seeking behaviors and demonstrates that instructors care about student well-being. We gathered some examples of mental health statements in high school and college syllabi.

June 2, 2022

Why mindfulness should be taught in schools

Whether kids are facing trauma because of child abuse or loss of a family member or everyday anxiety about COVID-19, violence, and unpredictable routines, they need even more support now during turbulent times and constant social media stimuli. So, how can mindfulness help? Read the whole article here.


These writings are monthly thought pieces on healing, meditating, growing, and connecting with your inner self.

September 7, 2021

Cultivate Creativity

Tapping into your own innate creativity can help you get through hard times. Creativity has healing benefits, regardless of your artistic abilities. There are so many forms of creativity -- cooking, gardening, painting, coding, dancing, music, or making jewelry. We all have an interest or hobby that can be cultivated with our own unique personal imprint of creativity.

April 15, 2021

Forest Bathing

According to Julia Plevin, author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, the more time we spend among trees and plants, the stronger we feel the connection between our hearts and the world. What religious ascetics have known for two thousand years, modern researchers have confirmed with science and data.

March 21, 2021

Reach Out

It was a sunnier day in the city, still cold, but people were happy to be out yet cautious with COVID still a very present scare. You could feel the energy lifting slowly as people dared to hope for easier and warmer days of spring.

March 4, 2021

Nature Nurtures

We are all eagerly (perhaps impatiently) waiting for spring, natures rebirth, and this is especially true after a year of Covid. While in many parts of the country it is still cool with snow blanketing the ground, there are still ways to deeply connect with nature.

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