The journal Literacy and Numeracy Studies published by the University of Technology, Sydney has recently published an article about the Reading and Writing Group at A Place to Belong.
The article is called “He was learning to read, but he wasn’t learning to live :Socially inclusive learning in a community setting” by Greg Marston of QUT and Jeffrey Johnson-Abdelmalik .
The link to the journal article http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/lnj/issue/view/350
Toni Powell gave an inspiring presentation on Gratitude and Mental Health during a recent Sunday workshop. In concluding, Toni provided some simple strategies to put into practise:
- Each day for a week, or preferably a month, hand-write a thank-you note or letter to someone who is contributing to your life, or who has in the past.
- First thing in the morning, think of one good thing to look forward to or reflect on something positive that happened at night before sleep. Perhaps write in a journal about it.
- Take one photo each day of something you can feel grateful for – look around and select things that are not all that obvious.