By Kimberly Kenner, Education Coordinator, CLE Austin College Living Experience believes volunteering is [...]
The word gratitude gets thrown around quite often as of late. More and more people have been tapping into the power of gratitude, and for good reason!
It's that time of year... cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and mulling over all that we have to be thankful for. See what some students have to say on the concept of gratitude.
Failure’s rough; it will knock down your self-esteem and make everything harder, but don’t dwell on it too long, because there are lots of opportunities waiting for you on the other side.
What if I said failure is a good thing? This may seem counter-intuitive. No one wants to fail. But failing is a very important part of life. And it often results in opportunities that would never have been available otherwise.
It is most important to realize all the many positive outcomes, the successes, that may result from participating in the experience and resulting from the failure, regardless of the intended or desired outcome.
I sat down with five of our students at CLE Rockville during their Social Engagement Group to talk about what failure means, and why it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I am always impressed and amazed at our students’ insights.
The word diet usually invokes rather displeasing images. We tend to revert to thoughts about restrictions and constraints. Other thoughts include having to eat less and being less satisfied when, in reality, the focus is on nutrition – you’re actually more satisfied and full of vitamins and nutrients.
The practices of mindfulness and meditation have been becoming more common in classrooms, workplaces, and homes in recent years. Mindfulness and meditation have to do with quieting the mind and paying attention to the present moment. This can help individuals to understand their own emotions and handle stressful situations. Luckily, there are now dozens of apps for devices that are based on mindfulness and meditation.
The excitement, wildness and splendor that is the CLE Summer Exploration Program took place once again this year from June 25th to July 14th. There is nothing quite like this program, even year to year it’s so very different and unique with each fabulous group of 30 or so neurodiverse young adults.