06 Oct Self-Love In Hard Times: Three Pieces Of Advice For Young People (in fact, for all people)
via Forbes by Dan Porterfield
As a part of Self-Care Awareness Month in September, the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth partnered with the Native Wellness Institute and We R Native on a campaign called Native Youth Are Medicine to promote wellbeing among Native young people. The campaign’s goal is to “spark conversations around mental health [and] self-love, and to create youth-centered spaces to share practices that promote healing, wellness, and tools to live in balance.”
As a part of the campaign, I was invited to offer a few thoughts on the important topics of emotional resiliency, wellness in its many forms, and how we can not only live, but thrive, in a world that doesn’t always affirm us or send positive messages about us or the people we love.
Here are three pieces of advice, based on my own experience, that I shared:
1. Always think of yourself as a collection of talents, assets, values, and love.
Society does not always reaffirm the dignity and worth of individual people and communities. We must have the internal perspective that says “I” and “We” are of sacred dignity and value. That perspective can be incredibly consoling and reinforcing in difficult times…
… keep reading the full & original article HERE
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