Tag: Rene RedDay

CCC&Y — YOU are a priority!

| December 15, 2020
CCC&Y — YOU are a priority!

CCC&Y Connections is a weekly virtual meeting open throughout the county. Meetings are hosted Mondays at 2:30 pm on Zoom. You can participate virtually or by phone.  

On Monday, December 21st, we welcome Blue Russ, Blue Russ Coaching, to share self-care strategies. Have you ever heard the phrase, “You can’t pour from an empty cup”? Well, you can’t! So, come and fill your cup back up! Blue has years of experience working with folks from all walks of life to support them with their health and life goals.

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CCC&Y’s Gift to Community!

| December 15, 2020
CCC&Y’s Gift to Community!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCCY) imagines a world where every person lives in peace and is supported by a thriving, resilient community. CCCY leadership, Board, and membership work to create a better life for children and families countywide.

During these dark months of the year, CCCY is offering light! We provide businesses, agencies, and organizations a gift box with CCCY stickers and a tea light to share with staff and families. By collectively sharing these stickers, we connect families and organizations to resources via our online, community-based resource guides. We also increase access to no-cost webinars, thereby developing shared knowledge and language concerning adverse childhood experiences, family protective factors, mindfulness, and resiliency countywide.  

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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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