An Experiment in Gratitude: The Science of Happiness
August 30, 2016
Adults will tell you: Adulting is hard. Paying taxes, making money, having to choose between fixing the sink or funding your Star Wars collectable habit, all these things are hard.
But let’s be honest: life is hard, no matter your age. There’s always something we’re trying to figure out. As a young adult, your formative years are one long struggle of trying to find out who you are and what you want from life. When you’re an adult, your life is spent trying to stay true to yourself while maintaining adult responsibilities.
So when we’re constantly wading through the river of life, not knowing what’s beyond the bend, how can we stay happy?
This video via @SoulPancake has an idea: Gratitude. They gave a written test on several volunteers, then asked them to write a letter to someone who had greatly influenced their life. Afterward, they asked the participants to pick up the phone, call that person, and read their letter out loud. Before leaving, the test was given again with a different format, so it didn’t look the same
The Power of Introverts
August 11, 2016
I am an Introvert. I am an Extrovert. I am in-between.
Which one of these sentences resonated with you? It’s actually quite important to know which you are, not to nail yourself into a box, but to learn how to harness the unique power you have inside you.
How do you re-charge? When are you the best version of yourself? If you find that you feel the most inspired and connected to yourself when you’re alone, if you have to gear up to be in large groups of people, if you enjoy solitude and quiet reflection, you may be an introvert. If you find that your batteries charge in large groups of people, if you’d rather be out than at home, if group collaborations are how you get inspired, you may be an extrovert.
Celebrating Diversity - Our Commitment to Anti-Bullying
May 12, 2016
What a privilege it is to serve such a diverse student body. CMASAS students and families come from dozens of different countries around the world, speaking different languages, practicing different cultures, devoting themselves to different religions and beliefs. Our students are vibrant, brilliant young people, each so perfectly unique in their own ways.