SELF-CARE & WELLBEING

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Count the Omer with the Mitsui Collective on Instagram

As we begin this years Counting of the Omer, many of us have already been counting the days since the world entered this period of isolation, distancing, anxiety, and stress on the one hand...and self-sacrifice, community-care, and virtual connection on the other. The Omer - the 7 week / 49 day period from Passover to Shavuot - lends itself beautifully to numerous layers of interpretation and practice.

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Connect to Spirituality

Take a moment to just breath or do some self-care.  Check out these quick spiritual activities from “Reconstructing Judaism”.

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Ways to Cope With Stress

How self-care helps you manage stress, and makes you a better caregiver. 

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Educators'
Wellness Guide

The Jewish story is one of resilience. We offer the following wisdom, text and resources to those working to build teens’ resilience and help them thrive.

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Gratitude During Social Distancing

While we may be experiencing mixed emotions about our current situation we can look at what is around us and reframe our thinking and what we’re grateful for with this helpful resource.

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Jewish Meditation and Mindfulness

Inhale. Exhale. Connect to yourself with these Jewish meditation exercises and a mindfulness reading list.

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5 Self-Care Practices for All Areas of Life

Understand 5 types of self-care: physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual.

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Stay Active

Check out these free fitness apps to keep your mind and body in shape.

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Crisis Text Line

Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

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Good Reads to Up Your Mood

While we may be experiencing mixed emotions about our current situation we can look at what is around us Looking for comfort in these unsettling times? We asked some famous writers about the books that bring them relief.

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 Spiritual Resources 

Jewish tradition offers rich, accessible, and time-tested resources to cope with challening and tense times; learn online with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality  

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Don't Just Live, Thrive

Thrive Global compiles blogs, articles and resources on well-being and self-care.

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Jewish Teens Thrive

The Jewish community is committed to helping teens thrive in today’s complex and challenging world. We are all part of the support system.

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Mental Health Tip

Check out this unique, illustrated graphic as a way to think about self care. Click on the image to expand and click the link to explore more from 4Front Baltimore.

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

During this pandemic it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how he believes we will find meaning in it. The conversation is lightly edited for clarity.

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