Letting go of the Guilt in this Moment

It was Christmastime 2011, and my husband and I, and our oldest (and only child at the time) were between houses. We had sold our house, and when the new house we were building was delayed, we moved in with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, […]

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Conscious Kindness Day #ConsciousKindness

This past Wednesday was United Way’s Conscious Kindness Day. As their website states, this day encourages everyone to “Help create a kind, caring community by planning intentional acts of kindness on May 15. Be (extra!) kind to friends, neighbours, co-workers—and strangers too—and share it with […]

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Dear teacher

Dear teacher, As the year begins to wind down, I know that all the doubts imaginable start to creep into your mind. You are tired. You are worn down. And you begin to feel as though you didn’t do enough. You didn’t give enough. You […]

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Challenge Your Limits

Challenges. Bumpy roads. Hard days. Moments of despair. Shortcomings. Mistakes. Hard lessons learned. Feelings of failure. We all have them, especially as teachers and parents… you know, those people who are responsible for teaching and raising children so that they become the best versions of […]

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Calm Down Breathing Strategies

Over two years ago, I wrote about the importance of social emotional learning and empathy, and also shared a follow up lesson where my students had created calm down strategies in order to help themselves self-regulate. Unfortunately, as I transferred my blog over and bought […]

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Your Words Matter

Your words matter. To others. And to yourself. But being mindful of this isn’t necessarily an innate skill, it’s one that’s learned from a very young age, and habits are hard to break. I’ve recently watched the documentary “Heal” on Netflix which was completely eye […]

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Love Goes a Long Way

Last weekend, my oldest son Caden, had his last regular season hockey game. I was sad that I wasn’t able to make it to cheer him on and encourage him, but I had already committed to something else and I couldn’t back down. I wanted […]

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