LIFESTYLE: Making Meaningful Mandalas

Having many mechanisms in place for children and adults alike to manage their stress are fundamental parts to a harmonious family life. Emotions and stress are both natural occurrences and being able to positively deal with our own and what we experience in the world from others helps to create success. Life happens to everyone. It's how we deal with it that's the differentiating factor. In moments of stress we can breathe deeply, take a walk or have a break as opposed to losing it. Being proactive in stress management by doing calming activities when you are not stressed is smart and my recently received artistic advice is seen here. Mandalas offer balancing visual elements that represent stability and harmony. We did these pictured above and as you color and create the ancient symbol, peace is felt within. Mandalas are known artistic elements in Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity and focusing on the beautiful symmetry has been known for centuries to relieve stress and anxiety. The finished product is fit for framing.