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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!”

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”

A Shift in Direction

This has been a unique and challenging time for many of us, to say the least.  It has taken me quite some time to process everything that has been going on in the world as we continue to navigate these unchartered waters. The “great pause of 2020” has allowed me the opportunity for some much-needed reflectionContinue reading “A Shift in Direction”

Tips for Making Life Choices Conducive to your Desired Lifestyle – Part 1

One of my favourite quotes comes from J.K. Rowling: “It is our choices that determine our path, far more than our abilities.” I tell this quote to students all the time because I truly believe that anyone can have the ability to live their desired lifestyle, but it is really their choices that will determineContinue reading “Tips for Making Life Choices Conducive to your Desired Lifestyle – Part 1”

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