SEL Resources

Understanding and Embracing All of Our Emotions

For many of us, it’s much easier to recognize and name our “pleasant” emotions.  We have a tendency to suppress, deny or reject the “unpleasant" emotions, such as anger, guilt, shame, loneliness, anxiety, or fear. We also judge ourselves for feeling these “negative” emotions.  But as research tells us, ignoring these feelings won’t make them go away, and doing so might actually be detrimental to our mental and physical health and our relationships. Understanding the range of emotions is essential to developing emotional insight, so this week we are encouraging you to make physical space inside your home to help with this process.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

-Marcel Proust

This Week's SEL Tool: 

This week, we'd like to help you build your own At Home EQ Corner






100 Drops of Optimism





SEL Team Contact Information 

May Duong
Director of Social Emotional Learning
Individual Appointments
Keiko Sato-Perry
Lower School SEL Specialist
Individual Appointments
Andrea Dimas
Middle School SEL Specialist
Individual Appointments

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