What does the word bully make you think???

​Bully. What does the word make you think of? For some people, it’s that girl at school who always makes fun of them. For others, it’s the biggest guy in the neighborhood who’s always trying to beat them up or take their things. Sometimes “bully” means a whole group of kids, ganging   No matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make you feel depressed, hurt, and alone. It can keep you from enjoying the activities and places that are part of your life.

Bullying happens everywhere, whether it’s your town It happens all the time, and happened since forever. Because it’s so common, many adults think bullying is just a normal part of growing up. You’ve probably heard parents or teachers say things like: “Don’t let it get to you” or “You just have to be tougher.”

But why should something that can make a person so miserable have to be part of growing up? The answer is, it doesn’t! Each and every one of us has the right to feel safe in our lives and good about ourselves. 

Let’s start by looking at the different kinds of bullying:

Physical bullying means:

Hitting, kicking, or pushing someone…or even just threatening to do itStealing, hiding or ruining someone’s thingsMaking someone do things he or she don’t want to do

Verbal bullying means:

Name-callingTeasingInsulting

Relationship bullying means:

Refusing to talk to someoneSpreading lies or rumors about someoneMaking someone do things he or she doesn’t want to do

What do all these things have in common? They’re examples of ways one person can make another person feel hurt, afraid, or uncomfortable. When these are done to someone more than once, and usually over and over again for a long period of time, that’s bullying.

The reason why one kid would want to bully another kid is this: when you make someone feel bad, you gain power over him or her. Power makes people feel like they’re better than another person, and then that makes them feel really good about themselves. Power also makes you stand out from the crowd. It’s a way to get attention from other kids, and even from adults.

So why would someone need to hurt someone else in order to feel good about themselves or get attention? That’s what we explore in the next section, Who’s A Bully?
Did You Know…
The word “bully” used to mean the total opposite of what it means now? Five-hundred years ago, it meant friend, family member, or sweetheart. The root of the word comes from the Dutch boel, meaning lover orbrother 

Royal women’s Hospital 

Today I was lucky enough to visit the NICU (Newborn intensive care unit) and to talk to families and see my old doctors and the staff that cared for me 13 years ago I saw Sue Jacobs she was my nenotoligist and she is the director of the NICU unit at The Royal Women’s Hospital,I had such an amazing experience seeing all of the premature baby’s they were so tiny and cute I can’t wait to visit again.

Acts of Kindness for Kids

 

 
Put change in a vending machine.
Hold the door open for someone.
Do a chore for someone without them knowing.
Tell a joke.
Return someone’s cart at the store.
Give candy to your bank teller.
Leave a letter in a library book.
Feed the birds.
Leave happy notes around town.
Put a small bin in your car to collect recycling.
Call your grandparents and ask them about their childhood.
Pick up litter.
Let someone go ahead of you in line.
Compliment a friend.
Wash someone’s car.
Write a thank you note for your mail carrier.
Plant something.
Bake dessert for a neighbor
Walk dogs at the animal shelter.
Check in on an elderly neighbor.
Set up a lemonade stand and donate the profits.
Send a card to a service member.
Bury treasure at the playground.
Set the table for dinner.
Leave bubbles on someone’s doorstep.
Put money on a stranger’s layaway bill.
Tell someone why they are special to you.
Donate outgrown clothes.
Buy a coffee for a stranger.
Pass out stickers to kids waiting in line.
Talk to someone new at school.
Write chalk messages on the sidewalk.
Weed or shovel for a neighbor.
Donate food to the food pantry.
Bring flowers to your teacher.
Tell a manager how good your service was.
Tape change to a parking meter.
Donate socks and supplies to the homeless shelter.
Give a lottery ticket to a stranger.
Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while to say hello.
Tape money for the ice cream truck to a friend’s front door.
Take treats to the fire station.
Read a book to someone.
Leave heads up pennies on the sidewalk.
Donate a book to a doctor’s office waiting room.
Tell someone how much you love them.
Say hello to everyone you see.
Make someone else’s bed.
Hold the door open for someone.
Wave at kids on school buses.
Sing songs at a nursing home.
Invite someone to play on the playground.
Tell the principal how great your teacher is.
Donate a toy to Toys for Tots.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
Say thank you when you see service members.

10 Ways to be kinder to your self

1. make Some Time For Yourself:

Every day make  some time for yourself and do something that brings you joy. You can draw, journal, write short stories, play a musical instrument, or do anything else that you love to do. Be kind to yourself by giving yourself some “me time” each day.

2. Give Yourself Recognition:

Often, we’re quick to acknowledge the achievements of others, but slow to acknowledge our own. That has to stop. Become aware of your own achievements and give yourself recognition.

3.When you do something you’re proud of, stop for a minute and dwell on it:

Praise yourself and relish the achievement. Complement yourself. Pat yourself on the back and say the following “Good job me”.

4. Cultivate Your Inner Advocate:

We’re all familiar with the inner critic. It’s that little voice in our heads that’s quick to judge and is always ready with a put down. Well, it’s time for your inner critic to meet your inner advocate.

And who exactly is this inner advocate? It’s another voice in your head: the one that defends you. When your inner critic comes at you with ridicule and scorn, your inner advocate jumps in and presents arguments on your behalf. While your inner critic is against you, your inner advocate is for you.

Be kind to yourself by cultivating your inner advocate (mine wears Armani suits and carries a black leather Gucci brief case).

5. Forgive Yourself:

We all mess up. Look at the following:Maybe you did something in the past that you’re not proud of.
Perhaps you failed to stand up for yourself and you let someone else get the better of you.
You may have missed a great opportunity because you got scared.
Maybe you failed to follow through on an important goal.
If you’re angry at yourself, you need to show yourself kindness: stop blaming yourself, resolve to do better from now on, and forgive yourself.

6. Take Good Care of Yourself:

One of the best ways to show yourself kindness is to take good care of yourself. Get enough sleep, eat fruits and vegetables, and get some form of exercise on a regular basis. In addition, choose a way to release stress, be well-groomed, and look after your appearance.

7. Respect Yourself:

Self-respect is valuing yourself for who you are, and not allowing others to dictate your value. It’s trusting yourself, thinking for yourself, forming your own opinions, and making your own decisions. In addition, it’s refusing to compare yourself to others.Finally, self-respect is about keeping your promises to yourself and following through on what you tell yourself that you’re going to do. Be kind to yourself by deeply respecting yourself.

8. Treat Yourself:

I’m not advocating shopping therapy, or consumerism. However, if you see something that you really want, treat yourself. If it’s expensive, save up for it. You don’t have to wait for someone else to give it to you as a gift. Give it to yourself. (You get bonus points if you get the shop to wrap it in colorful gift wrap.)

 

9. Remind Yourself of Your Good Qualities:

Maybe you’re a little heavier than “the ideal body type”, but you have long, lustrous hair. Maybe you’re not great at sports, but you’re an ace at math. Maybe you have a tendency to be melodramatic, but you have a great sense of humor.
Always remind yourself of your good qualities.

10. Lift Yourself Up:

When you fail, make a mistake, or do something wrong, you have two choices. You can tear yourself down, or you can lift yourself up. People who are kind to themselves choose the latter.Tell yourself it’s going to be OK. Give yourself a morale boost by reminding yourself of your past successes. Then, come up with a plan for dealing with what happened, and take action.

I wanted to share this

So excited next week i get to go visit all the tiny babys, i was born at 25 weeks at the royal womens on mothers day, mum always says i was quick to enter this world  💕💕💕💕💕​http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/from-little-things-big-things-grow/story-e6frf7kx-1225711575834

START A PIGGY BANK FOR A CAUSE

Kids are never to young to start random acts of kindness, as a parent its your duty to explain to them from a small age to do random acts of kindness and help others in need,
Keep your spare change in a piggy bank and when it is full, donate it to a cause or charity of your choice.

Throughout the day it is common to accrue spare change that usually ends up in the bottom of your pockets or handbag. At the end of every day gather your spare change and store it in a piggy bank or jar. A few coins here and there don t seem to be much, but overtime, it can really add up. When your piggy bank is full take the money and donate it to a good cause or charity organization. Each time you fill up your piggy bank you can choose a different group to support or just continue donating to the same cause. By collecting the coins overtime, it allows you to make a monetary donation without having to budget your finances. The best part is that people of all ages can participate in this project!

BENEFITS:
Charity organizations are often reliant on outside donations to fund their operations. The small act of collecting coins in a jar makes a big difference in someone else  life.

STEP IT UP:
Kids can set up a piggy bank in their school or classroom and encourage other kids to donate spare change.

RESOURCES:
Don’t  have a favorite charity? You can always google local charity groups or hospitals

What is Kindness???

 

Self – Care  – caring for yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and socially through your words, actions and thoughts

 

Caring – Feeling and showing concerns for others

 

Compassion– Being aware when others are sick, sad, or hurt and wanting to help them.

 

Respect – Treating people, places and things with kindness

 

 

Helpful – assisting or serving in a kind way

 

Responsible -being reliable to do the things that are expected or required of you.

 

Perseverance – keep trying even when something is difficult, not giving up

 

Self- Discipline –  controlling what you do or say, so you don’t hurt yourself or others.

 

 

Assertiveness– standing up for yourself and what you believe in while being respectful of others.

 

Fairness– Treating people in a way that does not favor some over others

 

Integrity – Acting in a way you know to be right and kind in all situations

 

Gratitude – being thankful for and appreciating what you have and those around you.

 

 

Day 7 

It has Been 1 week since I have started 28:28 by Sam Wood and I have already lost 3KG and I moved my workout level to the second level Player,The food was so good today for breakfast i had a simple fry up of eggs and bacon ,lunch brown rice and for dinner I had a lamb souvlaki.

Day 5

Today was day 5 for me for my active recovery day I waked for 30 minuets carrying a 10 KG dog food bag and I was running around on the beach with my dog.For breakfast I had 1piece of toast with smashed avocado and eggs for lunch I had Simple salad with hallomi  and for dinner I ate Snez’s Grafce Tavfce (Macedonian Beans).

Day 4

Day 4 was fun,made my favourite pear porridge again, did my 28 mins of exercise feeling so sore today, lunch was halloumi cheese and greek salad, and dinner i was shopping at chadstone with mum and i had a grilled chicken wrap 😊