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Lead singer of The Big Moon, Juliette Jackson (what a cool name) explained that the song is "a thanks to the one person or thing in your life that knows how to come in and open your curtains and light up the darkness and restore your strength,So that when you clatter back down into the real world you have the strength to fight your battles, whatever they are.”
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Adrienne has a series of Yoga videos for beginners. This one is for complete beginners. The great thing about yoga is that you can do it at home in your pyjamas.
Here is an excerpt from an interview with Claire Cottrill by Coup De Main Magazine. "That song is extremely special to me, just because it’s about an experience that I never really shared with a lot of people. In eighth grade, I was having a really hard time dealing with my depression that’s been on and off my whole life, and there was a time where I really felt like I didn’t want to be here anymore. And instead of making this song about how sad that is and how bad I felt in the moment, I wanted to make it about my friend Alexa who called the police when she suspected that I was feeling this way. Even if it was just the thought, she still cared enough to intervene and be a true friend, which is something I didn’t feel like I ever had and had never experienced until Alexa. So the song is really more of a love song to her and kind of a ‘thank you’ and a reminder to everyone else that there are people like Alexa that want to help uplift you and get you out of really terrible head-spaces. I’m in the best stage of my life right now, and I would have never known how great it was, but Alexa is a big part of my life and a big part of my story."
If you, or anyone you know, is having trouble coping call:
Headspace: 1800 063 267
Kid's helpline: 1800 551 800
Lifeline: 13 11 14
While the rest of us are on holidays, year 12 students are getting ready for their exams. Here's an interesting video from Art of Smart about pre-exam rituals. These activities help to calm your brain down so that you can think clearly when you sit your exam. Before an exam I used to talk to my friends then freak out because I hadn't studied the same thing that they did. By the time I walked into the exam room I was an emotional wreck.
The Everyday Resilience Journal is a great book for 8-12 year olds. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficulties such as friendship troubles, family tensions, school stress etc. You can find out more about the book and order it online at Michelle Mitchell's website - https://www.michellemitchell.org/shop/erjournal