“Had a death call..Possible COVID..Great” – that was the first text I received from my husband this morning as he started his shift as an officer with London Police. My mind immediately went in two directions – Who was it? How old? How is the family? . . . The other direction was . .Continue reading “Nothing gives easy; Easy gives nothing . . .”
How to turn stress into an asset not a liability.
When I read about the horrific accident involving the Humboldt Broncos just two weeks ago, I was overcome. My children take a bus to school, my son plays hockey; we drive around Southwestern Ontario in the winter to take my daughter to gymnastics competitions. Those families are my family. The pain felt very real.Continue reading “Finding the light in the darkness. A Reflection on the Humboldt Broncos Tragedy”
Even when the sky is filled with clouds, the sun is still out and shining, you just can’t see it. I remind myself of this when I am struggling to find the good in a day. The truth is that nothing living can survive without rain, so even if we don’t like the clouds, we cannotContinue reading “When your day is filled with clouds”
What you seek you will find – If you are looking for problems you will find them. If you are looking for positives you will find them. I see every day the instant impact that positivity or negativity has on individual and collective outcomes and trajectory. I frequently coach my students to frame goals asContinue reading “What you seek you will find”
nnoun mass noun The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury. The idea that our minds are not just set, unchangeable, static, makes so much feel possible. I have grown up in a world that encourages us to believe that talents and abilitiesContinue reading “Neuroplasticity”
National survey found students felt ‘very lonely’ and ‘so depressed that it was difficult to function’ By Teghan Beaudette, CBC News Posted: Sep 09, 2016 4:00 AM CTLast Updated: Sep 09, 2016 4:00 AM CT A new study of Canadian university students found more than 66 per cent reported feeling “very lonely” in the past year.Continue reading “Nearly 70% of university students battle loneliness during school year, survey says”