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!
Yesterday was our first day back in a Face 2 Face space since March 5th, 2020. We had a hybrid session, 4 students in person and about 15 students virtually. Our Life Guides (JayPittsNeriah Reign) did a great job and the students really had a…Read More
We can’t do the work without your support! The Yunion would like to thank the Comerica Charitable Foundation for selecting us as grant recipients its’ fourth grant season of 2020. Their support will help us in continuing the work of the CATTA, training young boys…Read More
Southfield Public Schools sent out an email to warn its 5,600 families after the district was contacted by concerned parents who heard a national story about self-harm and online suicide games.Read More
Parents, we know parenting during the pandemic is challenging. Our CEO (Jason Wilson) and Executive Director (Nicole Wilson) learned it’s better to do a little extra during this season to help their son decompress so he wouldn’t be overwhelmed with stress. By giving your child…Read More
One of our program (CATTA) participants Jason W. made the honor roll this past card marking. Parents, it’s possible for your child to thrive in a distant learning environment if you and your child are initial about the results you want and consistently doing the…Read More
Parents: Self-Esteem or self-worth is more than how you feel about yourself. It’s also about how capable you are to meet life’s challenges and feel worthy of happiness. You can build self-esteem in your child/teen by developing three “A’s”. Affirmation, Achievement, and Affirmation. Affirmation: Being…Read More
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