This year I have become involved in a new avenue of working with children - Kindness Coaching in the schools - and I am so excited about it! I have been privileged to be included in a program started by Steffi Black and Ivy Sims. Inspired by Random Acts of Kindness , … Continue reading the story "SPREAD THE KINDNESS !"
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As I am wont to do, I wandered down to the beach yesterday. True, it is November, and I did not wear my swimming togs, but it has been an unusually challenging fall for me, and there have been remarkably sunny skies in Toronto the past couple of weeks. Both of these things pushed me … Continue reading the story "Light-hearted Kites"
I awoke this morning to the sound of high pitched giggling voices filtering through my open window. "I wonder why the neighbour girls are up and out so early," I thought to myself; and then it came to me - first day of school. I let my mind return my many first days and those … Continue reading the story "First Day of School"
For an hour on March 31st (from 8:30 - 9:30 pm) the lights went off in our house; the computers were powered down and the candles were lit. The four people in our little family sat together in the flickering warmth playing guitars and singing; nothing fancy; not much of a statement in the … Continue reading the story "Earth Hour"
Please read this fascinating article (and any other related articles that you can find) based on a study done at the University of British Columbia. Let's be informed for the sake of our children. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/05/youngest-kids-in-classroom-more-likely-to-be-diagnosed-with-adhd-ubc-study/ Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and look for new posts … Continue reading the story "ADHD …or is it?"
I'd like to say a word about playing. It is a universally healthful thing to do. My friend Leslie, who is a brilliant artist and beautiful human being, sent me the following photos from her day of winter fun. Leslie's children have grown and flown the nest, but that did not stop her from playing … Continue reading the story "Snow People and Other Fun"
In Praise of Optimism & After the Millwood Party I'm all for it - radical, raging, relentless, optimism! It's the new fashion in my closet. I recommend its easy flow and attractive colors Go ahead; try it on. Dance, dance, dance. Sing with gusto. Drink in the night sky and laugh at yourself. Look people … Continue reading the story "Praise and Parties (First Posted Sept 2009)"
"Maybe because I never saw myself as “figured out” by the time I started to have children, I always assumed that they had as much to teach me as I had to teach them. When our first daughter (Hannah) was born I knew she was physically dependent upon my care, but I thought … Continue reading the story "Listen to Your Baby"