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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”
It’s that time of year again! Before we know it, school will be back in session. I personally am always excited by the prospect of new school supplies. With that, I find the back-to-school season a great time to stock up on basics and get reorganized. I always look forward to getting prepared for aContinue reading “Must-Have School Supplies”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Do weeks or even months of no college or university mean you should just relax and do nothing?! While I do think it’s important to take some time off to rest and recharge, I also think that the summer break can be a great time to solidify your knowledge and enhance your overall well-being. ManyContinue reading “Reflect, Review, Recharge: Tips for Summer Break”
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