We talk about self-care non-stop these days, but certainly, there has to be more to it than bubble baths and pedicures. This is the most delicious 6 minute mediation! Everyone needs this episode! #kindsight 101 #smallactbigimpact #podcast Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural born connector with an … Continue reading Ep. 81: A Self-Compassion Break (With Lisa Baylis)
Have you ever wondered what the number one predictor for high-achieving teams was? What about optimizing the brain’s most basic neurochemicals to live a happier life? Did you know that there are three main ingredients to create belonging in the work place, and anyone, irrespective of title can contribute to doing so? In our episode … Continue reading Ep 79: The Secret to Health and Happiness (With Gail Markin)
Raphael Vincent a Haitian-born artist and activist based out of Victoria, British Columbia, who celebrates the concept of strength through unity in order to bring a sense of belonging and identity to school-aged students through the creation of collaborative mandalas made from a common household item. Raphael hopes to create a healing symbol for those … Continue reading Ep 78: The Unity Mandala (With Raphael Divi)
How to Magically Connect with Anyone (with Brian Miller) This is a must-listen for anyone in admin or education #kindsight101 #smallactbigimpact #threenewpeople
Have you ever wondered what the difference between shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment are? Often we use these words interchangeably, but Dr. Brené Brown has so beautifully described the difference between the 4 terms: Shame is “I am bad” Shame is a focus on self. Imagine you've worked really hard to prepare a presentation with … Continue reading Shame vs. Humiliation vs. Guilt vs. Embarrassment (Brené Brown)
With the advent of more ethically-conscious curricula that challenge the outdated colonialist outlook on history, educators are more responsible than ever for carefully and accurately talking about cultures and ways of knowing that may not be personally familiar to us. In light of the Canadian government’s reconciliation efforts with indigenous people, the way we teach … Continue reading E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)
Have you ever wondered how to authentically hold space for students who have experienced adverse trauma, uphold a successful results-based academic program, and maintain your sanity? Well, you are in for a treat. My guest has been featured on a number of viral educational videos for the incredible work his school is doing to … Continue reading #24: The Trauma-Informed School Making Waves Across the World (with Mathew Portell)
Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness: Head, Heart, and Hands In order to feel proud of our communities, I believe we need to wrap our arms around those who struggle within them. Caring for people starts with a willingness to see, hear, and understand one another with an open heart. We have to begin with empathy, compassion, … Continue reading Head, Heart, Hands
You’ll learn easy tangible ways to support students experiencing depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thoughts. This is an episode not to miss!
Some people believe that empathy is intrinsic, something you’re either born with or you’re not. Well, my guest today believes that all children have the capacity to be kind, compassionate contributors, we just have to be willing to teach them how.