Nurturing, Recharging, Welcoming


NURTURING HEARTS FOR JUSTICE

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Image credit: patheos.com

7 Ways to Raise Social Justice Kids
by Cindy Brandt
patheos.com

Do you have young children in your life? Are you looking for ways to help them engage with the challenges we face in the world today, particularly through a spiritual lens? In this article, Brandt articulates steps that she and her husband have taken to integrate justice-focused practices into the daily lives of their children. Informed by their Christian faith, their efforts include creative, reality-based approaches to helping children connect with issues larger than themselves.


RECHARGING—OR JUST RESTING?

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure
by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan
Harvard Business Review

Do you equate resilience with toughness? If so, it might be time to consider a fresh perspective. In this article, Achor and Gielan challenge us to honestly evaluate how we spend time when we’re not engaged in a project, saying “rest and recovery are not the same thing. Stopping does not equal recovering.” Their work suggests that we can foster resilience by focusing on the “recovery period,” or time when mind and body are truly at rest. Read the full article to learn more about what constitutes a real recovery.


WELCOMING SUMMER

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Image credit: hithapelepu via Instagram

Welcome, Summer
The New York Times

Last week marked the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere—and a strawberry moon. Take a look at these images to get a visual taste of the beginning of summer. What possibilities might it hold for you?