There are some pretty big holidays in April that we will be celebrating. We mentioned Memorial Day, but we can’t forget that other super important day this month….Mother’s Day! You can read more about these special ladies below, but we thought we’d given them a special shout-out…given how much we love and support all of our mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and even future moms. Here’s to you!
Cinco de Mayo – May 5th
This holiday celebrates a historic victory for the Mexican army against the French during the Second Franco-Mexican War. As the holiday gained popularity in America, it became more of a celebration of our neighbor to the South. Take today to learn a bit about authentic Mexican culture and its vibrant history.
National Nurses Day – May 6th
As with all of the commemorations recognizing our health care workers, this year’s National Nurses Day is especially important. We’d like to invite you to join us in thanking our wonderful nurses who help us every day to stay healthy and safe. We don’t know where we would be without them!
Mother’s Day – May 9th
Today we honor all of those wonderful mothers out there. We are all about family here and love to celebrate all the moms living at Arbor Springs with us and those who are a part of our extended family. Today is for you, all you mamas out there!
National Clean Your Room Day – May 10th
Spring cleaning continues! Keeping your room clean can be the first step in maintaining a positive space and mental well-being. Make sure to read below on how you can add some Montessori techniques to your cleaning.
Memorial Day – May 31st
This solemn day reminds us of the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for higher ideals and purposes. Many of us know someone who made the ultimate sacrifice, and we all memorialize these heroes differently. But whatever you do, take today to reflect on those who shaped the world in this immensely sacred way.
National Mental Health Month
Over this bizarre and surreal year, there has been a renewed conversation around mental health. It is essential as we begin our new normal to remember that mental health is an integral part of returning to a healthy and happy lifestyle after COVID-19. Use this month to reflect on your own mental health and well-being. And don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
National Meditation Month
We are all about mindfulness. There are so many ways to meditate it can often seem overwhelming. But, all you really have to do is take some time to breathe. While breathing, if you can focus on your breath and let the world around you fade to the background just for a few seconds…that’s your first step toward meditation.