What does it mean to play? As a parent, my mind goes right to my kiddos and all the ways they play — dress up, Legos, hula-hooping, a loud game of Sorry! — but I rarely think of myself when it comes to playing.
Mental health challenges affect people of all ages, race, ethnicity and socio-economic status. As a Veteran who’s struggled with mental health, I know this to be true. Building resilience can help.
This activity is a variation on the popular ice-breaker game, Toss the Beach Ball, and is wonderful for children of any age range as well as adults. The idea is to inspire young children to think of the small things in their lives they’re grateful for.
In the book "Awakening Joy for Kids" as well as his adult course "Awakening Joy," James Baraz (co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center) describes ten wholesome habits to create well-being in...