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Naked Leader Week 872 – 18 May 2020
Time To Read: Just over a minute
For children and adults
This week is Mental Health Awareness week.
I have 2 items for you today, firstly, if you have children this is special for them and you.This week I am supporting iGROWco who are hosting 7 days of mindfulness for kids as part of their BE KIND TO YOUR MIND campaign:
In their own words: Discover the power of positive affirmations with David Taylor (aka The Naked Leader) as he leads a guided meditation for parents and their kids this Mental Health Awareness Week. One in eight children suffer from a mental health disorder and this pandemic and the uncertainty it brings is only heightening anxiety, fear and the ‘BIG’ emotions for young people. iGROWco, who make teacher-developed positive affirmation cards for kids, are hosting 7 days of mindfulness for kids as part of their BE KIND TO YOUR MIND campaign.Visit https://www.igrowco.com/blog/be-kind-to-your-mind-with-igrowcos-7-daysof-mindfulness-videos-for-kids for more information.
Secondly, a timely poem for both the Pandemic and Mental Health Awareness Week. Written by Kitty O’Meara from Wisconsin in March 2020, not as widely circulated, by Kathleen O’Mara in 1869.
And people stayed at home
And read books
And they rested
And did exercises
And made art and played
And learned new ways of being
And stopped and listened
Someone meditated, someone prayed
Someone met their shadow
And people began to think differently
And people healed.
And in the absence of people who
Lived in ignorant ways
Dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
The earth also began to heal
And when the danger ended and
People found themselves
They grieved for the dead
And made new choices
And dreamed of new visions
And created new ways of living
And completely healed the earth
Just as they were healed
With my love and best wishes to you all, stay well