• Mayo Clinic Stress Center .

    Stress awareness: symptoms, work-
    related stress, diet and stress, stress in family relationships.

    Stress relief and prevention: self help, professional help, social support, relaxation techniques and exercise.

    Stress, depression and the holidays: 12 tips for coping.

    -Job burnout: Know the signs and symptoms
    -Stress: Unhealthy response to the pressures of life
    -Stress symptoms and signs: Prompt recognition is crucial
    -Stressful situations: What's your current reaction?
    -Understand your sources of stress
    -Stress assessment
    -Anxiety: When is it a problem?
    -Stress: Can it make you fat?



Helping children grow self esteem involves listening, accepting, disciplining, and praising. Learn more about how to use these methods to raise self esteem in children by visiting this helpful website.

National Association for Self Esteem

The purpose of The National Association for Self Esteem is to fully integrate self-esteem into the fabric of American society so that every individual, no matter what their age or background, experiences personal worth and happiness. Their site includes lesson plans for self esteem building, parenting tips for self esteem in children, tools for rating your self esteem and much more.


This guide will give you ideas on things you can do to feel better about yourself and to raise your self-esteem. The ideas have come from people who realize they have low self-esteem and are working to improve it. It addresses issues such as addressing depression and other illnesses as causes of low self esteem, the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, using a self-esteem calendar, appreciation exercises and much more.

  • Just Relax! Parade Magazine
    Cut stress in minutes using these five simple techniques--including LET IT GO.

  •  Restorative Justice: Fresno Pacific University, Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies:

    -builds community by providing a constructive framework to guide our responses to crime, conflict, offensive behavior, violations and injustices
    -is needed in our homes, schools, workplaces, churches and criminal justice system
    -values all people
    -seeks to repair damages, (re) establish dignity, and (re) integrate all who were harmed and alienated

  • Poverello House. Poverello House is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational organization that serves the hungry, the homeless, and the destitute of Fresno, California. Poverello House began officially in 1973, but its history goes back much further.

    In the turbulent 1960's, a young man named Mike McGarvin was on the fast track to becoming one of the many casualties of the decade. Drugs, alcohol, violence and hopelessness were his daily companions, until he found a place in San Francisco called Poverello House. The priest who ran the coffee house asked Mike to volunteer, and the experience changed his life.

    The San Francisco Poverello served people who were characterized by poverty and despair. It was a place where they could come to find acceptance, a smile, and unconditional love. There, Mike found the answer to his problems: service to others. More here.

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