Peace Starts With Me: Heart-Mind Celebration

On the morning of Thursday, May 21st, we celebrated the Heart-Mind Initiative Project with a wonderful gathering and lunch. The event consisted an overview of the Heart-Mind Index, Frog Hollow’s process and involvement and the community’s engagement. The Heart-Mind Well-Being educates individuals to promote emotional development and well-being in children as well as adults.

We had three community projects that was presented in this celebration:

1) Compromisos de Corazon (Commitments of the Heart) – with Ana Lorena and Maria Helena

Commitments of the HeartFor their Spanish drop-in group, they created a beautiful display with special material and they showed us how they implemented the Heart-Mind using each of 5 domains of the heart into their weekly activities. Each color-coded pocket of contains index cards with written thoughts and ideas from parents/caregivers. There are pictures from the activities as well.

2) Our Hearts Are Full – with Kyra Dawson

Our Hearts Are FullKyra was not able to make it to the celebration so Eva filled in for her. The project was a non-competitive game board that encourages co-operation instead of competition based on the values of the Heart-Mind Index.

3) Expressions of the Heart: The Star Child – with Carrie Yan and Theresa Zhao

The Star ChildTheresa presented the project at this celebration. When all 5 hearts (the 5 domains) are placed together in a circle, a star shape appears in the center. This represents that that child is the star. The display was used in the Family Drop-In programs to remind parents and caregivers how the can do a simple task that shows compassion.

Each of these projects are different, yet all are very good idea and excellent approach to teaching our children about our well-being. We can all learn from each other.

Download a printable Heart-Mind Well-Being Poster here:   You can use this in your home, at school, office, and/or any community centre.

About Jennie Yuen

Jennie is a Fantasy Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Blogger, Brand Ambassador and a Foodie. She is also a Stay-at-Home Mom and enjoys spending time with family as well as giving back to the community. You can find her through her main blog at
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3 Responses to Peace Starts With Me: Heart-Mind Celebration

  1. keiramc says:

    Compassionate ideas in beautiful forms- lovely.

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