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You’re Allowed to be Stressed and Other Unconventional Mindfulness Tips

As more and more basic services shut down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many well-meaning organizations are touting positive messages and strategies for making the best of social distancing and the cancellation of so many revenue-generating events. That’s great. We appreciate all those ideas, thoughts, and positive energy in a time of stress
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The Man Behind the Mission – How Sam Beard Founded Delaware Changing Lives

Visionary. Leader. Friendly hurricane. These are all words that apply to Sam Beard, founder of Delaware Changing Lives, and advisor of 8 US presidents. After 50 years of service, Sam experienced a personal crisis that led him to begin a 5-year journey. This journey took Sam through many different paths, from the mystical to the
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Nine-Year-Old Tiana Sirmans Explains How Mindfulness Can Help Stressed and Bullied Children

People of all ages can be prone to stress, even as young as our children in elementary school. That’s why 9-year old Tiana Sirmans took it upon herself to describe the stresses her classmates face, with solutions to help them handle it. As a junior reporter she wrote a detailed article covering this issue, and
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Learning to Meditate at Padua Academy

Previously DCL has done several mindfulness trainings with Padua Academy and we have achieved some amazing results. We’ve seen a teacher begin to start each class with a 3-minute guided meditation. We’ve also had teachers report using mindfulness to increase their compassion and understanding, making them better teachers. Today we’re excited to share a guest
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Delaware Changing Lives Partnered with DSAMH and NAMI DE to Empower More People with Mindfulness Tools & Techniques

Our mindfulness training programs empower professionals with techniques to fully realize the benefits of mindfulness, as well as help them understand the practice so they can share it with the people they serve. Delaware Changing Lives is currently partnering with the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) and NAMI Delaware to run
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Mindfulness Training is Brought to 50 More Teachers

From 50 Education Professionals to 1,750 Students – a Mindfulness Trickle-Down Effect With mindfulness proven to improve health and overall well-being, it will not only affect those who practice it but also the people around them. That’s why Gauger Cobbs Middle School were excited to have 50 education professionals partake in our Mindfulness-Based Wellness Education
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How School-Based Mindfulness Helps Students with Stress

Whether it’s social anxiety, difficult schoolwork or a troubling homelife young students are just as prone to stress as anyone. Helping the youth cope with stress should be a priority for all school districts as it will increase students’ academic performance and more importantly their quality of life and overall well-being. A recent article from
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Nellie Stokes Staff Gets Stoked for Mindfulness

Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School, in the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware, strives to create an atmosphere where students are provided with a nurturing, safe and structured learning environment in which they are valued to take ownership of their learning. In addition to academics, the staff aims to build character, foster creativity and encourage
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How Can Mindfulness Work For Me?

Incorporating mindfulness into your routine can be tricky. The secret to developing a mindfulness practice is finding what works for you. If you are the type of person who can’t sit still, don’t try to do a 20-minute sitting meditation- you probably won’t enjoy it! Instead, try a walking or yoga-based meditation that involves more
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