Education


Sep

26

2015
One Person-One Action! Are You Up For The Challenge?

One Person-One Action! Are You Up For The Challenge?

             Who’s your ONE?   I’m sure many of you have heard of and possibly engaged in Random Acts of Kindness.  Maybe you paid for the coffee of someone behind you at the drive through, or raked up the leaves in your neighbour’s yard, or gave a much larger than usual tip to the university student who was your server...

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Sep

22

2015
A Season Of Adapting…

A Season Of Adapting…

  I am incredibly grateful for two special drinks as I ventured through the week.  My daughter and I had packed our lunches for our day in the city.  Between activities, we stopped to eat lunch and I treated us to iced chai tea lattes with almond milk from one of our favourite local coffee places.  After I dropped Bek off for her next appointment,...

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Aug

20

2015
For The Loathe Or For The Love?

For The Loathe Or For The Love?

  The past year I have gained 12 pounds!  Do you know how much headspace this has taken?  How much energy I’ve wasted bemoaning the current number I see on the scale?  How about all the negative thoughts about myself that crash like waves against the shore of my thought life?  I have literally been drowning in self loathe!  Twelve pounds have somehow dictated my...

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Aug

13

2015
Fighting Back An Ocean Of Tears…

Fighting Back An Ocean Of Tears…

For many years I have embraced that family is much more than a bloodline.  Over the past nine years my life has been enriched by friends who have become family.  Two little girls in kindergarten brought together two families who didn’t know they needed each other. My second daughter, Raina, is 13 years old now.  I have watched her grow up alongside my Beks.  Somewhere along...

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Apr

21

2015
Self-Evaluation…Necessary Evil Or Embraced Reflection And Growth–You Decide!

Self-Evaluation…Necessary Evil Or Embraced Reflection And Growth–You Decide!

  Do you physically cringe when you hear the word “evaluation?”  Does your stomach get queasy when you’re up for evaluation in your work place or schooling?  Do you stay up at night dreading your appointment running all the worst case scenarios through your thoughts over and over and over again?  OR maybe you are very accomplished at whatever you’re being evaluated for only for...

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Apr

17

2015
Measuring The Intangibles

Measuring The Intangibles

As I sit here in one of my favourite “offices,” I am grateful for the sun shining through the enormous windows, for the white walls with local artists masterpieces, the the fresh air sneaking through the slightly opened front door!  Spring is here and in this moment I feel very alive!!! As I reflect upon the past few weeks of learning in my course (Epistemological...

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Apr

07

2015

One Size Fits All?

This morning, I had the privilege of watching the attached video.  Yes, it was a rather appalling PRIVILEGE!  Yet again, I am inspired by today’s generation raising awareness of the dysfunction in our educational systems and institutions. When exactly did we lose sight of our children, youth, adults, students being individuals?  In the name of “healthy competition” and “accountability,” we have raised the value of...

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