Tag: Rene RedDay

Connections Spotlight — Join the Movement!

| September 8, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join the Movement!

The premise of self-healing communities is individuals within communities hold the wisdom to transform our most pressing community challenges. When the community at large asks their neighbors and community what would be most supportive, listens to their perspectives, and supports a collective response, we begin the process of healing.

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) is leading an effort to facilitate a self-healing county! With such a vast county, where do we start? First, acknowledge YOU are a leader!

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CCC&Y — Understanding Trauma

| August 18, 2020
CCC&Y — Understanding Trauma

Rene RedDay, M.Ed, Family and Community Engagement Consultant, Building Community, details the impact trauma has on children and families and steps to gain emotional support.

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Mindfulness Moment

| August 11, 2020
Mindfulness Moment

Today we invite you to eat mindfully.

Offer gratitude for the growers, delivery, and food service workers that made your meal possible.

Allow yourself the opportunity to focus on your meal.

Release all unrelated thoughts.

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Invitation to the Community

| August 11, 2020
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y Invitation to the Community

“We envision a holistic community where all children of Coconino County are increasingly free from trauma experience and all have equitable opportunities that build resiliency.” 

“Trauma, equitable and resiliency, those are words that excite me and I hope you will learn more about the Coalition, learn a little bit more about those words mean and what your role can be to support that countywide,” said Rene RedDay in the opening of a Vlog released this week by the organization. 

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Connections Spotlight — Flagstaff youth, How are you resilient?

| July 14, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Flagstaff youth, How are you resilient?

Resiliency is developing the skills and power to overcome adversity and become stronger and healthier. CCCY is grateful to have partnered with the Flagstaff Family Food Center Sumer Reading Program to share resiliency information with youth. We asked 86 Flagstaff youth, “How are you resilient?” Here are their responses:

“I am resilient because I’m different at school. I have been insulted and bullied, and it hurts, but I can push all that to the side. Forgive and forget.”

 -Mia, 13

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

| June 30, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

Why do we do what we do?

Do we let the demands of each moment drive the direction of our day?      

Do we do what we have always done? 

Do we jump into action because someone else determined we must?

Or do we take time each day to assess our own needs and set personal priorities?

To check your autopilot, I invite you to examine your behaviors and attitudes and how they contribute to the culture in which we live. Do you act in the same way you always have, or do you shift based on new information?

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Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

| June 23, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

I invite you to stop whatever you are doing and breathe.

Three simple breaths.

Take the opportunity to shine a light on the inner you.

How are your thoughts, emotions, sensations?

Just notice without judgment.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: An Attitude of Non-Judgement

| June 15, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: An Attitude of Non-Judgement

We are living in changing times. Everything is new, including new or amplified challenges. We often meet changes and problems with a myriad of feelings. Amidst current changes, I noticed I had been “should-ing” myself. Telling myself, I should be more focused. I should be punctual. I should reach out more. I should fix everything in my house. I shouldn’t make mistakes. I shouldn’t have negative feelings. However, I reminded myself that mindfulness is, paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, with an attitude of non-judgment. (Kabat-Zinn, 1994) Aha, an attitude of non-judgment.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Common Humanity

| June 9, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Common Humanity

circumstances bring up complicated emotions for all of us. Kabat- Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, with an attitude of non-judgment. Especially in this time of high emotion, it is essential to provide ourselves moments to notice our feelings without judgment.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Remember you are awesome!

| June 2, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Remember you are awesome!

What makes you feel awesome? Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth encourages us to do more of it…mindfully. While we’re doing what makes us feel awesome, take an opportunity to savor it with all our senses!

Being mindful is taking time to see what’s around us in one moment in time. What sounds can be heard? What scents are in the air? How does each bite taste? What can be felt with our hands? It can look like:

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