Category Archives: harmonious living

Are You Stressed?

April is Stress Awareness Month, with National Stress Awareness Day designated as April 16th (the day after income taxes are due). According to the American Psychological Association, more than 72% of all adults have experienced emotional or physical symptoms of stress in the last month with more than 62% of adults saying they have tried to reduce their stress levels

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Thanks for a Great RAK Week!

Thanks to everyone who came to our Kindness Festival on Saturday, February 8, and to everyone who participated in Random Acts of Kindness Week. Our festival featured “Pickles,” the one-eyed pirate kitty from Cat’s Cradle. Kids also had fun making Kindness Clocks with Miss Marcia. For Random Acts of Kindness Week, we teamed with Mary Baldwin College to perform Random

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The Therapeutic Effects of Kaleidoscopes

I’ve always loved kaleidoscopes and found, even as an adult, that gazing at the wonderfully colorful and ever-changing world inside the scope had a soothing and calming influence on me.  Well, apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that way.  Dr. Clifford Kuhn, of the University of Kentucky, has this to say about kaleidoscopes: Kaleidoscope viewing…. is restorative to

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Be Still, Boost Brain

There’s new evidence from a study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital that suggests that mindfulness and relaxation exercises can boost brain power. Participants in the study engaged in mindfulness-based stress reduction exercises that included guided imagery and stretching. Even as little as 30 minutes a day of mindfulness practice can have positive results in the areas of learning, memory, and

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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 14 -20!

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” -George Elliston; news reporter, poetA simple act of kindness can: bring two people together in spontaneous goodwill create a smile that can go ’round the world increase someone else’s happiness as well as your own ignite a small flame of positive thinking Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week from Feb.

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