Friday, August 5, 2016

2016 Summer Olympics!

It's time for the
 2016 Summer Olympics!

The Rio 2016 emblem is inspired by the organizers' vision, which is: "All Brazilians uniting to deliver the greatest festival on earth and proudly advancing our national promise of progress." It has, as its essence, the concepts of passion and transformation, which both reflect modern-day Brazil. This positioning is supported by four pillars - harmonious diversity, contagious energy, exuberant nature, and the Olympic spirit. These have all been masterfully combined to give Rio 2016 its colorful identity. This emblem is not only a symbol of Rio's and Brazil's hopes for these Games but also for the future of the city and country.

Learn more about which countries are competing
 and which sports will be played
 at the official site!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

National Coloring Book Day!

It's National Coloring Book Day!

Did you know that coloring has been proven 
to be highly beneficial for your mental health?

"Despite the fact that coloring and art therapy aren't quite the same thing, coloring does offer a slew of mental benefits. "Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring about more mindfulness," says Berberian. Groundbreaking research in 2005 proved anxiety levels dropped when subjects colored mandalas, which are round frames with geometric patterns inside.

Just like meditation, coloring also allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to alleviate free-floating anxiety."
(From CNN)

Want to learn more about
 National Coloring Book Day?

Click here for more information, 
how to get involved in local coloring parties,
 and a FREE downloadable mini coloring book!