A common theme right now seems to be that we are all busy! Spring has arrived, winter activities are wrapping up, spring/summer leagues are beginning, yard work is calling, farmers are seeding & calving, and we are all so excited to connect once again through events, concerts and celebrations. It is a fantastic feeling but soContinue reading “Spring Hustle and Bustle”
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Let’s Get Moving!
This month we are going to take some time to focus on movement. More specifically “Moving your Mood” (movement that will increase your mood and wellbeing). SHINE and Movement! In some of our SHINE programs, we talk to students about the importance of physical health and mental health and the interconnection between the two. Often,Continue reading “Let’s Get Moving!”
February in Review- Love Yourself!
“Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all.” -Michael Masser This month the prevailing themes in our school’s were love and kindness. Over the years, Valentines has taken a shift from focusing only on our romantic partnerships to various types of relationships that we appreciate and value. This month brought forward aContinue reading “February in Review- Love Yourself!”
Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 26, 2022
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. That being said, Bell Let’s Talk isn’t just about donating funds to mentalContinue reading “Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 26, 2022”
Why Should We Get Outside?
The second week in January is often the true start for many in settling into intentions that truly reflect what we can expect of ourselves, commit to scheduling and prioritizing in our personal, family and work schedules. The rush to do a complete 180 upon embarking into the New Year can actually have a fairlyContinue reading “Why Should We Get Outside?”
Finding Comfort and Peace during a Deep Freeze – Hygge
Today we wanted to share some wellness inspiration from Denmark. It has been very cold lately and many of us have not been able to get outside and get much fresh air, let alone sunlight. What if we could make our surroundings a bit more peaceful, a bit more cozy? What if we could useContinue reading “Finding Comfort and Peace during a Deep Freeze – Hygge”
Let’s take some time to talk about resilience. What is it? Resilience is a person’s ability to move through difficult situations, adversities and struggles without those hardships bringing them down or impacting their overall wellbeing. Simply put, resilience is a person’s ability to “bounce back.” When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helpsContinue reading “Resilience”
Finding the Beauty in the Ordinary
Sometimes, we can find it easy to forget how beautiful the world is around us. Sometimes, we need reminders from children to stare at beautiful leaves or cool rocks, and that we don’t need huge, grand adventures to find peace, happiness, beauty, or healing. Research suggests that finding awe can make us feel happier andContinue reading “Finding the Beauty in the Ordinary”
Setting healthy boundaries is an important aspect of our mental and physical health. Healthy boundaries help to make us feel stable, secure, and safe. Boundaries help us to establish how we deserve to be treated by others. Furthermore, if we can establish how certain behaviors by others make us feel, we can create more empathyContinue reading “Healthy Boundaries”
(All Living Things Matter) Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 when Phyllis Webstad shared her experience of having her brand-new orange shirt taken away on her first day at a residential school. “To Phyllis Webstad, the colour orange symbolized that she did not matter.” After many years, Phyllis has learned to accept the colour andContinue reading “Kihci-ita-kis-iw”