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Women's Health and Wellness 2013
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15 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Who Works Too Much

15 Self-Care Tips For Anyone Who Works Too Much | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
Self-care is important into today's go-go-go, work-as-much-as-you-can, work-as-hard-as-you-can world. Thanks to technology and smartphones, we're often accessible for work just about 24 hours a day.
Rhana Kozak's insight:

Think leisure. You can't really live without it!

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20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music

20 surprising, science-backed health benefits of music | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
"One good thing about music, is when it hits you, you feel no pain." Judging from the quote above, Bob Marley was part poet, part scientist.
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Music magically changes the way we percieve time. 

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Growing Empathy: A Daily 30-Minute Gift That Can Rescue Your Relationship

Growing Empathy: A Daily 30-Minute Gift That Can Rescue Your Relationship | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
The amazing work of neuroscientists such as Marco Iacoboni reveals human beings are neurologically “wired for empathy” and — an innate moral nature. The same brain circuits are mobilized whether feeling one’s own pain and others’, and merely...
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Empathy  is a path to enriching personal relationships. 


 This is a beautiful practice to add to your relationship plans in www.BRIGHTERSTEP.com

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▶ This Girl Can - YouTube

This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us ...
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Yes!!!

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Growing Empathy: A Daily 30-Minute Gift That Can Rescue Your Relationship

Growing Empathy: A Daily 30-Minute Gift That Can Rescue Your Relationship | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
The amazing work of neuroscientists such as Marco Iacoboni reveals human beings are neurologically “wired for empathy” and — an innate moral nature. The same brain circuits are mobilized whether feeling one’s own pain and others’, and merely...
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Empathy is at the heart of all fulfilling relationships. 

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

Via Beth Dichter
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Practicing a skill or an artform longterm maybe at the heart of happiness and success.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 25, 2014 5:24 PM

Does learning to play an instrument impact other abilities of students? Based on recent research the answer would be yes. What  abilities?  "Speech perception, the ability to understand emotions in the voice and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously." We might speak of these as executive functioning skills. One quote from the post:

“There are a lot of different brain systems involved in successfully playing even a small musical piece: your auditory system, your motor system, your emotional system, your executive function system; this playing together of these brain regions, almost like in a musical ensemble.”

Learn more about how playing an instrument may impact the brain as well how music may change brain plasticity (using the acronym OPERA to describe it) and how literacy might be tested through music.

If your school has a music program this post will provide evidence to support the continued funding of the program, and if your school is considering adding music instruction it would also provide support.

Luopo's curator insight, July 26, 2014 2:23 AM

The impact of music and cognitive ability

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 30, 2014 10:34 AM

Great opportunity to read/re-read Musicophilia.

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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
Student know how to play school like it's a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.
Rhana Kozak's insight:

Brilliance in the classroom from a teacher who loves the process: "At the start of each class period Holman and his students did icebreakers and read and discussed articles about how human brains learn best. Holman knew he was asking students to be vulnerable with one another–to share their misperceptions about math and physics–and so he spent precious class time working to make sure students trusted one another and him." 

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7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers

7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
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The simple, practical and doable self-care strategies that teachers use are good for everyone.


If you are giving a teacher a gift choose: tea, chocolate, healthy protein snacks and an appreciative note. 

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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.
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Ask, listen, receive. Great story about creating a space for minfulness in the midst of "kid's energy"! 

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The Funny Thing About Self-Care

The Funny Thing About Self-Care | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
Lately, I’ve been realizing that sometimes self-care doesn’t look very much like self-care. Sometimes, it doesn’t feel like self-care in the moment. That is, it doesn’t feel blissful or calming or rejuvenating. It wouldn’t...
Rhana Kozak's insight:

Sometimes we think that self-care and self-indulgence are the same thing. Or that all self-care is a form of "pampering". The reality is that self-care sometimes requires choosing something uncomfortable on the way to health and peace. If you've ever drawn a boundary to protect yourself from negative energy from a family member, you know that self-care choices are not always easy. 

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Broaden Your Pathway to Success with a Walk in Nature - BRIGHTERSTEP - Be Your Extraordinary Self

Broaden Your Pathway to Success with a Walk in Nature - BRIGHTERSTEP - Be Your Extraordinary Self | Self-Care, Quantified Self | Scoop.it
Walk! Research is revealing an emerging picture that plants live in a world we can barely imagine, perfumed by clouds of chemicals rich in information.
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