You’re the star of your own show. Improv is about speaking truth in the moment, that’s funny.
Normalize racial dialogue. Lead with empathy. Be healthy so we can respond authentically. Growth happens outside of comfort zones.
James Wogan, LCSW, featured speaker (main stage), ACSA Symposium Conference 2021.
Educational leadership. Association California School Administrators (ACSA).
Good news, life goes in circles (little and big) and we learn something each time around.
“We shall arrive at the place we started and know the place for the first time.”
– T.S. Eliot
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. We are in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. … this is the inter-related structure of reality.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
Sometimes nature, sometimes music 🎶, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone.
Image says it all
Tiny home village for homeless youth in Oakland / Berkeley. Way to go @YouthSpiritArts Sally and team at #YSA. Thank you for making community better and for giving young people a chance to give back.
From Masai tribe: (Kenya 🇰🇪 Tanzania 🇹🇿)
“Kasserian Ingera,” one would always say to another. It means, “How are the children?” It is still the traditional greeting among the Masai, acknowledging the high value that the Masai place on their children’s well-being, and community.
From Restorative Justice (RJ) Restorative Practices training.
When I first heard Dan Harris, he was on podcast with Sam Harris and I thought, “he stole my idea. “ I have used percentages and scale of 1-10 as a therapist since I lived in Tokyo, Japan. I said “8 % happier… “What percent is on you? (ownership question). “On a scale of 1-10, how angry are you?” and things like that for years.
Here was Dan Harris, the f’n host of Good Morning America Weekend Edition (fcol), using the title “10% Happier.” Oh hell no, he’s taking my idea. No wait, we haven’t met…. or had we? (suspicious face hmmmmm)?. I started going over a list of my famous friends (that was quick), the famous people I’ve seen as a therapist (that was quicker), then the parties at the US Embassy, Canadian Consulate, and other high falootin’ places I’ve been over the years. Nope. Nada. We never met. So I concluded, “great minds think alike.” Oh wait, except, the approaches I use in therapy I’ve mostly learned from children and teenagers in schools, patients at Kaiser, rehab, and from my private practice, and um, they don’t actually include meditation. Go figure.
とにかく izureni shitemo (in any case), check out this video by Dan Harris, learn how to meditate in 5 minutes.
This article came out a while back in NYT. Shout out to Rachel L. Harris and Lisa Tarchak with New York Times for putting this together. I hope it brings kids and parents validation that you’re not alone. Kimōchi wa kimōchi.
Recently released School Based Mental Health (SBMH) Guidebook. Authors across disciplines (School Social Work, School Psychology, and School Counseling PPSC) collaborated to develop this manual.
Not pressured or rushed
Can withdraw consent at any time
NO always means NO.
Only YES means YES
Consent before and during sexual encounter
Discussed more than once. Confirmed at each level of sexual activity
Confirmed again on different days
All parties are fully informed. Not impaired by alcohol or drugs. Not pressured or rushed
Consent is not assumed from clothing, social media, dancing, or body language
Sex without consent is a felony (rape).
Talking openly with each other about consent and sexuality is healthy.
Mutual consent increases intimacy.
It’s okay to be unsure, or change your mind.
Sometimes talking about consent leads teenagers to delay having sex.
Amid rapidly changing technology and the ever-changing new normal, Title IX, equity, and civil rights call out. Kids know youth culture what it’s like to be a teenager rn. We learn the most from the young people we serve.
Photo credit: Image posted for public to see at Alameda County Office of Education. Srry, I don’t (yet) know the artist’s name.
James Wogan – “8% happier” back from Tokyo, Japan.
From Dan Harris – Ten percent happier, check out this podcast on Spotify (link below)
We’re in the middle of one of the greatest tests for parents in modern memory. Tens of millions of us, cooped up in our homes with our kids, as a consequence of the coronavirus. Susan Kaiser Greenland can help. She’s a former corporate attorney who transformed herself into one of the world’s leading experts in meditation for kids, teens and parents. In this episode, she delivers tons of practical tips for formal and informal meditation practices — for all age groups. She also talks about practices that can help parents not turn on one another in this excruciatingly stressful time.
Previous episode with Susan Kaiser Greenland & Annaka Harris, episode #121 Teaching Mindfulness to Kids: https://radiopublic.com/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harr-WwE9m8/s1!e8765
Here’s a link to podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6I8YNBwgtDluM1vpux2RUj?si=Bf_CoDhHRKGSlW69_hfc3Q
Ten Percent Happier Live:
We’ll be streaming live on YouTube at 3PM ET every weekday. If you miss us live, you can catch the episode here at http://www.tenpercent.com/live or on the Ten Percent Happier app.
Email address for health care workers who want free access to the app: email@example.com
Full Show Notes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/susan-kaiser-greenland-231
From addiction to ￼ mental Health.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression Affirming Approach and Expansive Practice, by Kiku Johnson.
This was shared at the Contra Costa County Suicide Prevention Committee, training led by the one and only Kiku Johnson, Executive Director of Rainbow Community Center.