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Mental Health and Wellness

Mental and emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware and resilient. People who are mentally healthy can cope with life's challenges and recover from setbacks, but mental and emotional health requires knowledge, understanding and effort to maintain. If your mental health isn't as solid as you'd like it to be there are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life. 
Mental Health influences how you think, feel and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships. Strong mental health is not just the absence of mental health problems. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics. Check out "Building Better Mental Health" by Help Guide here.
Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness. Read "Benefits of Mindfulness" by Help Guide here
Social-Emotional Awareness is the ability for individuals to understand the feelings of others, control their feelings and behaviors, get along with others, and build positive relationships.
Social-Emotional Skills in Children 
Having positive social and emotional skills is important and can have an impact on how children function at home, school and in the community. When young children are faced with social, emotional or behavioral challenges, it can impact their chances for school success.

The Calm app provides lots of options for mindfulness and meditation 
It seems like we all need a bright moment in our day.

Receive a daily positive message and encouragement with a Shine Text 

More mindfulness and relaxation videos can be found over at Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel.