Utilizing mindfulness as an evening reflection at residential camps has been developed as a tool for use at the end of the day during residential camps, though language may be modified for use at the end of classes or day camps. The four lessons in this new 7-page publication of the UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development Program, written by Heather Janney, were developed as a way for youth to reflect on their activities throughout the day. It is recommended to do only one lesson 15-20 minutes per day.
When we think of the holidays, we often think about family, togetherness, giving, and celebrating. While the holiday season should be a time of enjoyment, there are many events associated with the season that can cause stress. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Heidi Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2013.
Learning to be mindful is a powerful skill that can help you face the stresses of day-to-day life and improve both your psychological and physical health. Because you don’t need any equipment to practice mindfulness, you can practice it discreetly anywhere, at any time. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Parth Naik, Victor Harris, and Larry Forthun, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2013.
“Getting stressed in traffic? Worried about your finances or loved ones? You are not alone. Stress is a daily part of life and can cause both health and emotional problems. Experts suggest that we manage our stress in order to prevent having these negative results. Here are some tips for managing stress.” This 2-page radio transcript was written by Heidi Liss Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.
More money will not necessarily give you more happiness and contentment in life; but it can, provided you learn to manage it. This 6-page fact sheet is published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2011.
Aunque la pérdida de trabajo es más común hoy que en el pasado, una pérdida inesperada de empleo puede ser una experiencia terrible, miedosa y ciertamente estresante. This 3-page fact sheet is the Spanish language version of “Coping With Stress During a Job Loss.” Written by Heidi Liss Radunovich, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2011.
Horticultural therapy is the practice of engaging people in plant or gardening activities to improve their bodies, minds, and spirits. Research confirms that healthful benefits accrue when people connect with plants by viewing, planting, growing, and/or caring for them. This revised 3-page fact sheet describes the history and benefits of horticultural therapy, and includes references and links to additional resources. It was written by Sydney Park Brown, Eva C. Worden, Theodora M. Frohne, and Jessica Sullivan, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, January 2011.
FCS-5265, a 4-page fact sheet by Heidi Liss Radunovich, describes the typical emotional reactions people have when they experience an unexpected job loss, and lists ways people can take care of themselves during the stress of a job loss. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2008.