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My grandpa died a few months ago of natural causes. He was 102… ONE HUNDRED AND TWO. Isn’t that amazing? I think he had a secret to his longevity. My grandpa always told me something I thought was very special which I often remind myself of: “If...

It’s amazing how many photos I have of our dog Finn and yet I find myself taking more. He looks at me as if to say … ‘again … don’t you have anything else to do?’ Sometimes I will walk Finn chatting away. I'm sure the neighbours wonder? He pays attention to...

A Sticky Scenario I have helpful suggestions to implement in your day-to-day, but let’s start with some inner reflection before we get there. Read the following two scenarios and let me know what you think. Scenario # 1: Your child/student asks, “Are you okay?” and...

I received an email from a student who felt they were two different people – one side of them is their school self, the other side is their home self. I could relate to this student as I remember my ‘school self’ being self conscious...

“Resilience: noun The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change: toughness The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. What does it mean to be tough? Or to be elastic as a person? Maybe we bend, but never break. Maybe we...

It can be easy to allow negative opinions and judgments become what we believe to be true about ourselves. Important reminder: You have the final say in what you choose to believe about yourself, your body, your ability, your world. Think of 3 things you are...

Believe it’s possible. ⁣Beyond the doubt. ⁣⁣Beyond the “what if’s”. ⁣⁣Beyond your ‘imposter’ feeling.⁣⁣Beyond trying to ‘figure it ALL out in advance.’ ⁣Beyond trying to be perfect. ⁣Beyond that voice in your head that sometimes says ‘you’re not enough.’⁣You are Enough! ⁣⁣Make your UPower voice Prouder, LOUDER than...

I believe people can tell when we are experiencing emotions - they can feel it - especially our children. ⁣⁣During my ‘3 Habits of Resilient Families’ presentation I ask parents:⁣ Have you ever had your child sense something is wrong and ask you, ‘how you...

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