Council Curriculum: Week 1

Theme of the Week: nutrition/fitness/self-care

Council Prompt of the Week
For use during your circle this week.

"The last time my body felt great was . . ."


"One thing I do to take care of myself . . ."


"One thing I've stopped doing (to take care of myself)

Suggested Study and Practice

With this week's topic in mind, below you will find material that we invite you to explore and practice on your own

or with a small group. If possible, try to do so prior to your weekly Council circle.


Kelly McGonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend

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Below are suggestions for writing topics in your own personal "Gratitude Journal."

Daily Gratitude Practice: Write down something for which you are grateful.

This Week's Reflection

Write a short reflection on the assignment this week:

  • How might Kelly McGonigal's perspective on stress, attitude, and courage inform your own journey toward greater resilience.
  • How would you describe your mindset/attitude toward stress?


Formal Practice: 3–5 times this week do a 10–minute meditation

Informal Practice: None