Monday, June 27, 2016

A Longer Table

I thought this was a beautiful graphic about gratitude and happiness, along with empathy:

When you have more than what you need,
build a longer table,
not a higher fence.

I've seen the quote attributed to "David Wolfe," but I don't know if that is correct or not.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Present

The animation in this film is delightful... and the message is a beautiful one: be sure to watch through to the end!

You can learn more about the film at Jacob Frey's website, and here is the film's adorable little dog:

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Therapist's Prescription for Better Mental Health

I liked this graphic from There is lots of good advice here. Maybe something here will suit whatever situation you are in!

Treat yourself with kindness. • Say "no" when you need to. • Step out of your comfort zone. • Don't compare yourself to others. • Embrace your mistakes; they don't define you. • Be truly present. • Get outside. • Cut yourself some slack. • Make rest a priority. • Make fun a priority, too. • Savor good memories. • Make new friends. • Laugh often. • Create something. • Anticipate joy. • Appreciate what you have. • Learn from your mistakes. • Write down your successes. • Clear out physical and emotional clutter. • Move your body more. • Pursue a hobby. • Put your phone down and connect with the people you're with. • Confide in trustworthy people. • Treat your mental health with the same importance as your physical health. • Slow down. • Ask for help when you need it. • You don't have to do it all; prioritize what matters most.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

What do you know about it? (video)

This is a powerful empathy film! Be sure to turn on the CC (closed captions) in English so that you can follow along. You can see how that looks in the screenshot below.

When you turn on the closed captions, you'll see the English subtitles like in this screenshot:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Procrastination Panda

You can make your own "Procrastination Panda" meme here: DIYLOL. I think these are so cute! Here are some that I found online:

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Creating a Clearing

Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness. It's about creating a clearing. It's opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question. — Brene Brown... see also here video on empathy!