Two Inexpensive, simple, and satisfying crafts to try this weekend...and also some humor :)
We've worked hard to get those rolls of toilet paper so lets make sure we get the most out of each of those rolls of gold : ) Fun for ALL ages and a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Funky, Fun Bird Feeders
Three different ways to create funky, fun, and FREE bird feeders. This is an especially great way to use use up milk cartons from school lunches and gather found materials on an outside adventure. Click each image for directions!
The great thing about all of these projects is that you can really improvise and use whatever you have on hand at the house!
Highlighting how in a time of disconnection we are Better Together
Here at Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Services we are PROUD to partner with NAMI Champlain Valley and have two peer support specialists on site - Sable LaBounty and Tiffany Titus!
What is a Peer Support Specialist Anyway?
There are times when it is nice to be able to talk with or work with someone, in addition to your therapist or addictions counselor, who understands what it means to walk in your shoes. Even if the path is not the exact direction or length having a direct connection in the community can make all the difference when it comes to making healthy changes. Peer Support Specialists offer space and time to learn more about recovery and mental wellness in an accepting environment.
The partnership between CCMH&AS and NAMI helps you:
If you want more information or to get connected to a Peer Support Specialist Contact Us Today!
We know that many in our community rely on the free, community groups that NAMI offers weekly and we want to be sure that you know you can still attend daily connected! Visit NAMI/Champlain Valley/Impeerium Peer Network
All are welcome. Just two quick and easy steps to joining the Daily Connection
Slow internet, no web cam, no microphone? No problem! Call in:
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 320 478 577
No doubt about it - life is challenging right now, we are living through a national crisis. Each time we scroll through our social media feed, pick up a newspaper, or turn on our television adrenaline surges through our systems. At a time like this it is easy to feel that threats are everywhere and our bodies react accordingly: Our hearts speed up, we may feel sweaty, hyper-focused, or try to avoid or check out from whatever is unpleasant in the moment. These are all normal reactions, but it can take a toll on our bodies and minds. So, today we are offering our minds and bodies a break from crisis mode in just 7 minutes.
“Mindfulness meditation doesn’t change life. Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart’s capacity to accept life as it is. It teaches the heart to be more accommodating, not by beating it into submission, but by making it clear that accommodation is a gratifying choice.”
Kids and Adults alike will have a blast with these free/low cost outdoor activities!
“250 Creative Ways to Keep Your Family Sane During the COVID-19 Crisis.” Kids Out and About Rochester,rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/250-creative-ways-keep-your-family-sane-during-covid-19-crisis#perimeter.
Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go
To celebrate Thursday’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, Google has launched “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks,” an interactive on-demand documentary that utilizes the latest 360-degree video technology to give viewers short private tours of five U.S. National Parks, as seen through the eyes of the park rangers who know them best.
If you can’t visit the parks in person this year, this free offering from Google is a perfect alternative.
“The U.S. National Parks are full of wonders, but most people don’t get the chance to visit in person,” Google's Nick Carbonaro said in a blog post. “While nothing beats the real thing, for this month’s 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service, we wanted to see if we could use Google’s technology to help share the parks with everyone.”
Tkaczyk, Christopher.“Take a Tour of 5 U.S. National Parks in Google's New Immersive Experience.” Travel Leisure, 25 Aug. 2016, www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/google-national-parks-centennial.
Get your art and history fix with more than 2,500 museums tours!
Google Arts & Culture’s collection includes many of the world’s biggest museums: Tate Modern and the British Museum in London, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in NYC, among hundreds of others. In most, you can browse through entire exhibitions online, and in many, you can also walk through the museum using Google’s street view.
Here are 12 museums that you can visit virtually right now:
New YorkSee online exhibitions like But a Storm Is Blowing From Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa and The Little-Known Glass Works of Josef Albers here and virtually tour the building here (you’d save yourself $25).
British MuseumLondonTour the museum’s Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone here.
ParisGet a close look at the works of Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, and hundreds of other French painters here.
AmsterdamWalk among Vermeer, Rembrandt, and many more masters from the Dutch Golden Age here.
BerlinThe Pergamon is one of Germany’s largest museums and it’s home for the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Greek Pergamon Altar. Visit it here.
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, SeoulCatch up on the best of contemporary art from Korea here.
National Gallery of Art
Washington, DCExplore an exhibition of American fashion from 1740 to 1895 and a collection of Vermeer paintings here.
Van Gogh Museum
AmsterdamHere is where you can find the largest collection of artworks by van Gogh, including more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
Louvre, ParisThe Louvre doesn’t need Google to create online tours for itself. It has its own virtual tours, thank you very much.
São PauloThe Museu de Arte de São Paulo is Brazil’s first modern art museum. Do visit it here.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los AngelesTravel back in time to the 8th century with this collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European, Asian, and American photographs.
FlorenceItaly was hit hardest by the virus in Europe. Show some solidarity and pay this magnificent gallery a visit.
Bishara, Hakim, et al. “2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually.” Hyperallergic, 17 Mar. 2020, hyperallergic.com/547919/2500-virtual-museum-tours-google-arts-culture/.
Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark
News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
The Child Mind Institute. (n.d.). Responding to Traumatic Events. Retrieved January 27, 2020, from https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/.
Your whole family is working hard to adjust to school closures, upended schedules, and big changes to routines at home due to Covid-19! During a time with so many changes you may have noticed your children are responding differently and we want to be sure you have some go to information about common reactions and how you can help them (and yourself!)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.). Parent caregiver guide to helping families cope with the corona virus disease. Retrieved March 26, 2020, from https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-caregiver-guide-to-helping-families-cope-with-the-coronavirus-disease-2019.