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Kindness as Action

In the words of Mother Teresa, “Spread kindness wherever you go. Let nobody come to you without leaving happier”. Each and every little bit counts, no gesture of acknowledgement or care for another person is too small. We must never miss our chance to say a nice word or take a kind action. In our world’s current context, celebrating and promoting kindness, empathy and gratitude are ways of actively practising mindfulness and can allow us to become more motivated and resilient.

As a parent, you may be looking for ways that you can support the mental health of your daughters and help them to remain resilient as they learn from home this term. The Wellness and Spirituality tile on Siena Central has plenty of resources and activities covering four key areas - empathy, gratitude, mindfulness and motivation. These four pages are updated weekly with resources from all types of educational companies, universities, not-for-profit organisations and both state and national government departments. Some of these resources are better suited to individual use, whereas others provide activities that whole families can engage in. This engagement is a real way of fostering human connection in a time of social isolation. The following are some additional resources that you might like to explore as a parent or as a family over the coming days and weeks:

The Art of Wellbeing, Meredith Gatson
Breathe Magazine
Teen Breathe Magazine
The Resilience Project, Hugh Van Cuylenburg
The Little Book of Lykke, Meik Wiking


The War on Waste
Seven Worlds, One Planet
The Lion King



Minna Jewell

Director of Students
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