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from Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Can you balance a butterfly on your nose?

balancing butterflies...can be adapted as a calming strategy. balance on nose or finger. stay calm and balanced (literally)

"Rest the mind and body naturally, without pushing away data, without seeking anything. This is all that is required, whether activity is strenuous, relaxed or in-between. What remains is luminous clarity and alertness that is open like a clear sky."

Psychotherapy, or 'talking treatment' as it is sometimes called, includes a wide range of treatment techniques to treat psychological problems and some psychiatric disorders. Psychotherapy remains one of the most effective treatments for addictions, depression and anxiety. While there are many types of psychotherapy practiced, all psychotherapists utilize the relationship between client and therapist as the vehicle for transformation.

from Washington Post

How big is the school counselor shortage? Big

There’s a document out called “Role of the School Counselor in Utah Core” that says: “You [the guidance counselors] are often the first line of defense in honoring the validity of the Utah Core State Standards.” ...

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have proposed a model that resolves a seeming paradox in one of the most intriguing areas of the brain—the dentate gyrus.

Chatting is often frowned upon as being flimsy and a waste of time by people with traditional views on education. This attitude is often carried into the classroom and perhaps also remains in the minds of language learners like you and I. After all, chatting with someone, even if it’s in Chinese, is much less serious than studying a textbook or writing an essay, isn’t it? Chatting leaves no permanent mark, no paper with a grade on it and perhaps not even a lasting impression?

Rest naturally. Body and mind completely relaxed. Wow! What remains? Alertness. Clarity. Open intelligence. Whether relaxed or upset, open intelligence pervades the entirety of the here and now.