Going Back to School in a COVID World

With school starting up again, there are definite anxieties that exist surrounding COVID and safety measures. I think this is a great time to remind yourself (and your children) of key safety precautions. We all have a role to play to contribute to the health of our communities, and this includes keeping our hands cleanContinue reading “Going Back to School in a COVID World”

How to Help Your Kids Get Back on Track This September

Research shows that children benefit from routines, and having this consistency in their lives is helpful. The problem with the pandemic, though, is that it’s turned our routines upside-down with bedtimes and typical routines changing. Throwing a 2-month summer break on top of that may leave many parents wondering how they will get their childrenContinue reading “How to Help Your Kids Get Back on Track This September”

Ready to Re-Invent Your Routine? My Top 5 Tips for Easing Back Into Your Back-to-School Schedule

Develop a morning or end-of-day ritual. Set a sleep schedule and get enough sleep. Make the most of your meals. Reflect and seek support if you need it. Schedule your self-care. It can be difficult to re-establish routines after any time of disruption, whether it be a big move or a new job. The COVID-19Continue reading “Ready to Re-Invent Your Routine? My Top 5 Tips for Easing Back Into Your Back-to-School Schedule”

Ready or Not… It’s Time! Back-to-School Shopping Advice From Your Favourite Learning Strategist!

I know, I know… you may not be ready to start thinking about back-to-school shopping quite yet, but here we are at the beginning of August and, before you know it, you will blink and it will be time for students to head back.  Based on my experience as both a Learning Strategist and aContinue reading “Ready or Not… It’s Time! Back-to-School Shopping Advice From Your Favourite Learning Strategist!”

How to Avoid Going Back to Pre-Pandemic Busyness

I’ve waited for this moment for over a year!  The moment when it is announced that the world is about to re-open.  When I will be able to shop in my favourite stores and eat in my favourite restaurants… INSIDE the restaurant at that!  This is definitely cause for celebration.  From malls and movie theatresContinue reading “How to Avoid Going Back to Pre-Pandemic Busyness”

No One Said You Had to Do it Alone: How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed

When I reflect back on this past pandemic-filled year, I am pleased to see that despite the many challenges, I have managed to make some really great progress in several areas of my life. I have managed to create a routine that includes working out more consistently, drinking more water, and regularly meditating and journaling.Continue reading “No One Said You Had to Do it Alone: How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed”

Is Busy Your New Normal? 5 Strategies to Fit In Much-Needed “Me” Time

Back in March when the whole world shut down, once I got over the initial shock over the fact that we were in fact in the middle of a global pandemic, I found myself feeling grateful. Grateful for more time with my family, grateful for the slower pace of life. These slower days were a welcome changeContinue reading “Is Busy Your New Normal? 5 Strategies to Fit In Much-Needed “Me” Time”

The 1% Rule

As human beings we learn every day, all day long. We do this act subconsciously and unconsciously, and that’s simply because learning is a part of life. And so are habits. We are constantly processing cues from our environment and following deeply ingrained habitual routines – some desirable and others not so much. But whatContinue reading “The 1% Rule”