Nature has unique ways of creating environments that foster wellbeing. As the weather warms we see various animals such as birds that begin the work of selecting the best location to start construction on the nest that will protect their offspring and offer a safe space to launch from.
I’m intrigued by the tenacity and patience that birds take to forge and weave straw to create an environment that offers their young safety, a space to engage with each other, become equipped in the skills necessary to survive, and then finally be empowered to launch from the nest.
Hello! I’m Kari the summer intern at Mower Refreshed. It has been about a month since I moved to Austin and started this new role in community engagement.
• What have I learned in this past month? Well, I feel like I have gotten more hands on experience working with community engagement in this past month than in the last 4 years of college. While I was getting ready to launch my first event called, Family Kitchen Connection, I learned that if you find yourself getting too caught up in program planning and try to do too much too fast, you have to take a step back and remind yourself of the purpose.
As a dietitian, I am always interested in how to help patients and families consume more fruits and vegetables. Several studies have been published in the last few years showing increasing promise to the idea that involving our kids in the process of food production will actually increase their willingness to taste new foods. I find this idea to be very intriguing! But what if we took it a step further…
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. These very questions surface frequently as we all adapt to the continuous changes in healthcare. So while facilitating a conversation at an English Language Learner (ELL) class in the Austin Public School’s Community Learning Center, it wasn’t a surprise when similar questions began to be raised.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn