As you can imagine over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed many private businesses to continually adapt. It has certainly allowed me to review and change my business model multiple times, even since September!
At this point in time, I am looking forward and working on developing new programs and services to offer so that I may continue to help those in the community, and the surrounding Cariboo region!
As I continue to learn and develop new ways of working with clients, the services I am able to offer will flex along with my learning. When ready, I will be excited to share all of my new offerings with the community!
A huge thanks to Community Futures North Cariboo. Without their programs, services and workshops that they offer to businesses, I could not have got to this point without them. I am thoroughly looking forward to their continued help, guidance, advice (and awesome workshops!)
New Year, New Look!
I'm a bit late sharing these pictures, but I'm still thoroughly enjoying the new look!
The 2018-2019 school year ended with tired walls and a tired orangy floor.... time for an office renovation! This is how I spent most of my summer.... painting, adding new flooring and trim (thanks to my talented other half), re-organizing, purging and throwing out!
The result, a more modern room that appears to have more floor space! My students are loving the lighting choices and when they come in, switch whichever lights they want on :D Plus, I'm so happy I have my standing desk as now we don't have to sit all the time either!
Coming home from a rather stressful day working with my students, I was mulling over the prevalence of anxiety in my students. Then, later that evening I happened to notice a post that one of my teacher friends had shared and gave it a read. I often see different strategies for how to speak, and what to say to your anxious child. Some I can identify with, and some I cannot. However, I liked that this article not only gave 49 different ideas, but brief explanations as to why they may work for your own child or situation. I think too that some of these phrases would be very helpful to use for friends or family members!
I have included a screenshot below, but please click on the picture or link below to go to the article called "49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child" written by Renee Jain on the Positive Parents.org blog.
Back to School Again!
I hope everyone was able to take some time to rest, relax and get refreshed for the new school year!
Fall is early this year, and I saw this picture on my morning's feed and thought that it was quite appropriate for the changes that always happen in our lives as school gets underway. All of a sudden we're hit with assignments, due dates, team sports starting, deadlines, new teachers and different expectations, as well as the general change of daylight and weather. It's hard to get everything completed that we feel has to be done!
Here's a little reminder that sometimes we just need to let some things go!
Every season I like to change the display outside my office door. I was sad to take down my summer bumblebees, but this is a good replacement! Good thing I won't have to rake up these leaves!