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Healthy Mind & Body

Healthy Mind & Body

During remote learning, NYA offered a wellness theme each week for nine weeks.
Themes encompassed strategies to help the NYA community to persevere
during the spring semester with COVID-19 restrictions and remote learning.
These strategies aren't just for use during remote learning. We hope they will
help you stay healthy - both your mind and your body - throughout the summer and beyond!

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Video on Reflection from CDC

The Sky is Clearing – An Inspirational Film | Coronavirus Pandemic

 

 

Botanical Garden - self reflection

87 Self-Reflection Questions for Introspection + Exercises

 

 

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Crisis Management Resources

  • Call 9-1-1 for emergency services
  • Text the Crisis Text Line – text Talk or HOME to 741741
  • Call 2-1-1, available 24/7 to provide information and local programs and services that can help
  • Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline1 (800) 273-8255
  • Call the Disaster Distress Helpline through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which offers crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters and infectious disease outbreaks. Call 1 (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Through These Doors-Domestic Violence Resources & Advocacy 1-800-537-6066

THIS IS OUR FINAL WEEK
We hope you continue to use the resources on this page for a healthy mind and body!

Healthy Mind & Body

THEME FOR THE WEEK OF May 25 - Gratitude

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 8 - Gratitude

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Gratitude

Message about Gratitude from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

Why Gratitude Boosts Happiness Why Gratitude Boosts Happiness
Brene Brown on Joy and Gratitude Gratitude - Brene brown
Dr. Robert Emmons on Gratitude

 

Gratitude Video
Recommended Documentary Happy 2011 documentary

 

Expressions of Gratitude Handwashing
Another Gratitude Journaling Exercise – 3 Good Things
Gratitude Letter
Journaling Exercise
Gratitude Playlist on Spotify
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Healthy Mind & Body

THEME FOR THE WEEK OF May 18 - Nurturing in Nature

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 7 - Nurturing in Nature

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NURTURING IN NATURE

Message about Nurturing in Nature from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

ARTICLES ON NATURE:

How Does Nature Impact Our Wellbeing? from the University of Minnesota
Spending Just 20 Minutes in a Park Makes You Happier from Time Magazine

NATURE FACT SHEETS FROM ChildAndNature.org:
Nature Can Improve Academic Outcomes
Nature Can Improve Health and Wellbeing 

The Nature Fix – What Happens When You Spend Just 5 Minutes in Nature?

 

How to Make Your Own Flower Crown

 

How to Make Mica Glitter

 

Natural Meditation: Sit Spot

 

 

Building a Debris Shelter

 

Forest Bathing
Ten Nature Activities to Get Your Family through the Coronavirus Pandemic

 


Make a Nature Mandala

 

Another example of a Nature Mandala

 

 

Bird Spy Bingo! Click on the graphic for a link to a printable PDF

 

Nature Bracelets: wrap masking tape around your wrist, sticky side up & find beautiful plants and flowers to add to your bracelet as you hike
Another example of a Nature Bracelet

Find the Edibles (be sure to check with your parents before you do this one!)
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Mindfulness Links – Nature


Healthy Mind & Body

THEME FOR THE WEEK OF May 11 - Nutrition: Food for Mood

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 6 - Nutrition: Food for Mood

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NUTRITION – FOOD FOR MOOD

Message about the importance of Nutrition from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Publishing
The Link Between Food and Mental Health from the American Psychological Association
How Nutrition Affects Teens’ Mental Health from U.S. News and World Report
What Does Junk Food Have to do with COVID-19 Deaths? from Environmental Health News

Fighting the Blues with Greens from Nutrition Facts.org
Gut Feelings – Probiotics & Mental Health from Nutrition Facts.org

 



Nutrition and Acne

 

The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health from a TEDx Talk

 

 

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THEME FOR THE WEEK OF May 4 -Grounding Techniques

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 5 - Grounding Techniques

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GROUNDING TECHNIQUES TO MANAGE INTENSE EMOTIONS

Message about Grounding Techniques from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

30 Grounding Techniques to Quiet Distressing Thoughts from Healthline
5 Things You Should Know About Stress from the National Institute of Mental Health
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms from the National Institute of Mental Health
Grounding Yourself While You Are Grounded from Psychology Today

Grounding Meditation for Kids Grounding Meditation Video for Kids
How An On-Air Panic Attack Improved My Life

 


ABC On Air Panic Attach
 

The Butterfly Hug

Butterfly Hug -How to Video
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THEME FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27 - Positive Discipline

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 4 - Empowering Ourselves Through Positive Discipline

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Message about Positive Discipline from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

What is Positive Discipline
Encouraging Kindness in Kids from Greater Good in Action
Positive Discipline Guidelines from the book Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Positive Discipline Basics from Verywell Family
Healthy Discipline Strategies from the American Academy of Pediatrics on healthychildren.org
Disciplining Older Children on healthychildren.org
People with This Quality are More Likely to Succeed–  by James Clear

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THEME FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 20 - Time Management & Staying Motivated

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 3 - Time Management & Staying Motivated

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Message about Motivation & Time Management from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

Jim Ryun

MOTIVATIONAL MUSIC:
Motivational Song List courtesy of Ms. Krainis

From Mr. Austin:

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THEME FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 12 - Resilience - Expectations & Value of Failure

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
This is Week 2 - Resilience
Learn how to build resilience to turn adversity into opportunity

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Message about Resilience from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould

“It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Check-out our weekly strength and cardio suggestions, and join your fellow Panthers in a Saturday Game Day challenge! Get Moving and stay moving, Team!
CHECK IT OUT:  The Plan – Athletics Week of April 13
FAMILY  CARDIO FUN
SHELBY TRAINED & KAYLA’S 4-WEEK BODY WORKOUT – Week 2
Board Game Challenge!
ZOE’S PICK – KIDS WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
10-Minute HIIT for Kids

THEME FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 6 - KINDNESS

During remote learning, NYA is excited to offer a weekly wellness theme.
It will encompass strategies for the NYA community to persevere in the coming weeks.
We open with KINDNESS!
Discover how practicing acts of kindness can benefit the brain and nurture our relationships with one another and ourselves.

Join us, and stay connected by sharing acts of kindness in a Be Kind Challenge and a Virtual Kind Club.

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KINDNESS

Message from NYA School Counselor, Cindy Hould, about Kindness

Check-out our weekly strength and cardio suggestions, and join your fellow Panthers in a Saturday Game Day challenge! Get Moving and stay moving, Team!
CHECK IT OUT:  The Plan – Athletics Week of April 6
FAMILY  CARDIO FUN
SHELBY TRAINED & KAYLA’S 4-WEEK BODY WORKOUT
ZOE’S PICK – KIDS WORKOUT OF THE WEEK:
10-Minute HIIT for Kids