Tag Archives: children

Are you OK?

“Are you OK?” Three little words that evoke more power than we think. Three little words we don’t ask, or answer honestly, enough. Three little words that evoke care and compassion. What is “OK”?  It’s a relative word meaning different … Continue reading

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Calming Christmas Crafts for Kids

  As a kid, my favourite holiday was Christmas and my favourite pass time was crafting (and still is).  Imagine my delight when each year my Mom would pull out the craft case and we would make and paint Christmas … Continue reading

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Beyond the Mask

As a child I loved Halloween.  It was a holiday were it was acceptable to embrace what I loved – dressing up (yes, I’m ignoring the whole folk lore and dark undertones of the holiday’s origin, but as a kid … Continue reading

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Back To School – Student Self Care and the 3 B’s

Happy first week back to school! I’ve been greatly enjoying the kid school pics hitting my facebook homepage (bonus points for the kids rocking their own style… especially if it’s rainbow glitter) and the eclectic array of coloured pens, pencils, … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From a Two Year Old

I took my nephew to the aquarium yesterday. This kid is an absolute water kid – he lives in the pool/bath and loves sea creatures (must be the Pisces in him).  I was certain he was going to be “Gaga” … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Worth – What do you Value?

This has been a blog about a month in the making.  Let me first start with a disclaimer of why I chose the title and picture.  My birthday is coming up shortly and I’ve been bombarded with autonomic thoughts and … Continue reading

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The Art of Scheduling – An Organized Mind leads to An Organized Life  

Scheduling is a way to evoke order and calm in your everyday life.  It gives balance and structure, which we need to operate fully physically and mental-emotionally.  Even in infancy schedules are imprutnent to life.  Babies feel best when they … Continue reading

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Kids and Colours – Using Colour as a Therapeutic Tool Back to School

One of my favourite things in this world is colour.  All colours, in different vibrancies, hues, shapes and shimmer.  As a kid I would marvel at all the different back to school products.  Excited by my purchases of bright geometric … Continue reading

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Silence is Louder – Listen to the Unspoken Words of our Youth

There are many unspoken biases in our society – gender, race, religion, sexuality, etc.  One common bias, almost socially accepted, is age.  How many times were you told “You are too young to understand.”, “You don’t know anything at your … Continue reading

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The ghost of Christmas Break past – reliving my student mentality.

Winter break is coming, and it couldn’t come sooner!  This past month I’ve been reminded of how it feels like to be a student and how I felt as a student. I am very fortunate to have a career that … Continue reading

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