Mental Health Awareness Month

May 3 - May 7, 2021

Meditation Monday, May 3, 2021 - Pause

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each Monday in May, we will bring you a mindful meditation purpose to you.  The mental health benefits of meditation include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness, and decrease levels of stress and anxiety. Meditation also has benefits for your physical and behavioral health.  Today’s Meditation Monday reminds to pause.  

Meditation Monday May 3rd - Pause

If you would like to add meditation to your daily wellness routine, we encourage you to explore the HeadSpace or Calm Apps available in your app store on your mobile device. 

Helpful Tip Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – Accepting Reality

Radical acceptance is about fully accepting your reality in situations that are beyond your control. It's a difficult skill to learn but check out the attached Tips for Success for tools that can help you practice radical acceptance to start the process of moving forward.  

Helpful Tip Tuesday May 4 - Accepting Reality

Walking Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – Poncitlan Square

A nice walk can do wonders for your mental well-being.  Join City staff for a quick socially distanced walk around Poncitlan Square at 12:00 p.m. to clear your mind, improve your mood and boost your energy level.   

Thinking Thursday, May 6, 2021

Looking back at our Helpful Tip Tuesday- Accepting Reality, complete the attached Practicing Radical Acceptance worksheet to help you practice radical acceptance. 

Thinking Thursday - Radical Acceptance Worksheet

Family Fun Night, May 7, 2021 - Family Movie Night

Gather the family, put on some pajamas, pop some popcorn, grab some pillows and blankets, turn out the lights and make it a movie night!   Here are some of our favorite new releases :

Yes Day

A mom and dad who usually say no decide to say yes to their kids' wildest requests — with a few ground rules — on a whirlwind day of fun and adventure. Rated PG. 1hr 29min

Tom & Jerry

Animation Comedy. A chaotic battle ensues between Jerry Mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and Tom Cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives. Rated PG. 1hr 41min

War with Grandpa

Family Comedy. Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves into Peter's room, forcing him upstairs into the creepy attic. Rated PG. 94 min.

Over the Moon

In this computer animated musical, a girl builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess. Rated PG. 1hr 40min.

Soul

Computer Animation. After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Rated PG. 1hr 47min

Raya and the Last Dragon

Action, Adventure, Animation. Walt Disney Animation Studios' Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Rated PG. 1hr 47min.