Benefits of Flowers
When I allowed misconstrued masculinity to stifle my artistry but also define my huMANity—I would only buy flowers for my wife, daughter or mother. Now that I’m a comprehensive man of the Most High, I buy them for myself to place in our kitchen.
A recent study revealed that simply being in the presence of flowers was found to elevate mood significantly, measurably increase feelings of life satisfaction, decrease depression and anxiety while promoting positive social behavior. Even the Samurai warriors of medieval and early modern Japan were very fond of Sakura flowers/Cherry Blossoms—and NO ONE dared to insult their manhood (Swipe). The zen art of Ikebana (flower arranging) was traditionally practiced by the samurai as it offered a ritualistic, but starkly personal form of self expression, whose beauty was created with colors taken from the pallete of life!
𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝗪𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 #WellnessWednesday! 🌱 This week, we’ll be addressing “Shame & Trauma”. We’ll be discussing a drawing the connection on how it impacts our children, with Dr. Shantalea Johns, Ed.D., LMSW. The session will include: 🔹𝘜𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴…Read More
Parents! Did you know that not only can teens experience stress, but many teens suffer with stress levels that compare to adults? The best way to understand how your teen processes stress is to engage in open communication. It’s important for parents to normalize…Read More
We want to give a 𝘏𝘜𝘎𝘌 thank you to The Skillman Foundation for their partnership with our health and wellness initiative! As a result, we were able to treat the hard working teachers at Davis Aerospace High School to a spa day during…Read More
𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴! 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴…? 🤔 May is Mental Health Awareness month! And we have 𝘈 𝘓𝘖𝘛 planned! Join us for our Trauma Informed Parenting Training series and our Mental Health Awareness Training series where we empower and equip parents with tips,…Read More
Here are some highlights from our partnership with CR3’s Self-Care experience! 🎉 This past weekend, for 𝘛𝘞𝘖 𝘍𝘜𝘓𝘓 days, @dinahmsw facilitated a healing experience for some of our employees, parents, and community members connected to The Yunion. They started with a Self-Care…Read More
🔹𝟺 𝘋𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘴🔹 Several days ago, we discussed the difference between parenting styles and parenting practices. Today, we are digging into those parenting styles a bit deeper! There are 4 main dominant parenting styles. Let’s discuss! 1️⃣. 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘯 –…Read More
Calling all Workforce Development Teen and Parents! 🗣 Our College Readiness Bootcamp will be this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am – 4:00pm. 𝘛𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘫𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘴, 𝘸𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮…Read More
🔹Parenting Styles vs. Parenting Practices🔹 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱, 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺. While some of your child’s personality and behavior…Read More
We just ended the 𝘚𝘗𝘙𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘊𝘠𝘊𝘓𝘌 of our Work Force Development “More Than Construction” program in partnership with Rockford Construction! 🎉 Our students and participants learned the business side of construction work. They were able to get a tour or Rockford Construction’s facility, and…Read More
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