Mindful Mondays

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We take time to set ourselves up for the week with quotations and videos that promote wellness and self-care. In these times how have you reached out to loved ones, friends, and family? How do you stay connected to the ones you love?

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Mondays are for fresh starts

August 31, 2020Fresh Start

Happy Monday! Here’s to a fresh start to making things better!

Resource Fair

August 24, 2020Welcome Back!

Happy first day of classes everyone! We hope your classes run smoothly today! To freshmen and transfers, we are the AACC ( African American Cultural Center). If you need help with finding resources, we are here to help!

10 ways to stay mindful

August 17, 2020Happy Monday!

Here’s to a  new Monday! Today find one way to be mindful.

Back to school

August 10, 2020Welcome Back!

As classes are about to start, do you have a wake up routine that will make you feel centered for the day? If not, here is an article on a morning routine that will help. Click here for article.

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August 10, 2020Wake Up Routine

As classes are about to start, do you have a wake up routine that will make you feel centered for the day? If not, here is an article on a morning routine that will help. Click here for link.

August 3, 2020GOALS

Hello August! What are you looking forward to ? Do you have any goals you want to set or things to do?

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July 27, 2020Honoring C.T.Vivian and John Lewis

Here’s to another new week! We have a link here for 15 activities that you can do to improve your mental health. You don’t have to do all 15. Find one that resonates with you and incorporate into your daily routine.

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Recently, we’ve lost two important figures of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis and C.T. Vivian. Both dedicated their lives to fight for black people’s rights and justice. Their work will always be remembered and their legacy will continue on.  If you want to read more about them, here are two articles that discuss their work during the Civil Rights Movement and their activism in the present day.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/john-lewis-dead.amp.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/us/ct-vivian-dead.amp.html

positive affirmations

July 20, 2020…Positive Affirmations

A new week begins, above are a couple of positive affirmations to shift your mood. You don’t have to say them, start with three and build your way up.

 

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July 13, 2020…Fresh Start

It’s a new week, a fresh start to do work on any goals you have set in mind for you. Above are affirmations to start the day.

 

July is National Ice Cream Month!

Did you know that July is national ice cream month?! Interesting fact: Former President Barack Obama worked at Baskin Robbins when he was a teenager.

 

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July 6, 2020…Share with Us!

Has being in quarantine allowed  you to do anything different that you haven’t been able to do before? Let us know on our social media!

 

June 29, 2020Recognizing African American Revolutionary War Soilders 

Take a moment to recognize the African American soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary war. There were between 5,000 and 8,000 black soldiers. Here is a link to learn about 7 black heroes during that time. Click the link for more information. Click here for link  

June 22, 2020Let’s Reflect

Have meditative moment: take 5 minutes to meditate or moment of silence to reflect on justice for black women.

June 15, 2020Juneteenth

Welcome to Juneteenth week! Here’s a quick history refresher: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Here’s an article explaining it’s history. Click here for link

 

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June 8, 2020Mental health Check-In

The African American Cultural Center is here for you. Let us know how you are all doing during this time. Are there any specific things you wish to share that you are doing to cope with what is going on? Click here for a resource for therapy for black girls.

 

June 1, 2020Happy Pride Month!

Happy pride month!! Pride Month Commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots and celebrates the LGBTQ community.

If you’re not familiar with the Stonewall riots click here for an article about the event.

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May 25, 2020Memorial Day

Today’s mindful monday marks the beginning of Memorial Day. We thank all of the men and women who have passed away during service. The AACC welcomes the community to share stories of the service of family members, friends and spouses.

 

May 18, 2020Mental Health Awareness 

Let’s kick off the week by acknowledging Mental Health Awareness Month. This video shows the benefits of going to therapy. Let us know what you do to take care of yourself down below.

“The mind is just like a muscle – the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.”

― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Graduation, Yay!

May 11, 2020…5 Ways to Manage Mental Health After Graduation

Congratulations to all of our graduates. Mental health is just as important after graduation as it is in college. Click here for an article explaining 5 ways to manage mental health after graduation.

May 4th, 2020Study Motivation

Happy Monday and welcome to finals week. Reminder: May is also Mental Health Awareness Month! Watch this video if you need motivation to study and keep going.

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April 27, 2020Challenge:

For this Monday, we challenge you to go an hour without electronics. Tell us about your experience.

“Everything is created twice, first in the mind then in reality.” –Robin Sharma

Gratitude List

April 20, 2020Gratitude List

What are you grateful for today? Share 3-5 things you are grateful for to set the mood of positivity.

 

4-7-8 breathing

April 13th, 20204-7-8 Breathing Exercises

 

Laverne Cox

April 6, 2020….Laverne Cox

“By doing the work to love ourselves more, I believe we will love each other better.”

Lizzo

March 30, 2020….Lizzo Meditation Video

We realize that these can be stressful times, so here is a link to Lizzo’s meditation video to kick off Mindful Mondays!