Seeing Our Strengths, Transforming Childhood Trauma

Seeing Our Strengths, Transforming Childhood Trauma

When you’re in pain, support is essential. So is releasing sorrow and anger. But we can get trapped in these emotions, too – ruminate and recreate them in our lives, over and over and again. One way I know that the kids I counsel are getting healthier emotionally is...
How to Bring Yoga & Mindfulness to Your Classroom

How to Bring Yoga & Mindfulness to Your Classroom

Bringing Mindfulness to the K-5 Classroom “Imagine that your mind is a television,” I told the small group of students I was visiting at the rural Oregon school where I worked as a counselor. “And you have a remote.” I then asked them to change to a sad channel and...
Imagination: A Gateway to Literacy

Imagination: A Gateway to Literacy

Stories can do a lot of things – soothe, entertain, enchant, even teach. And it’s not just the content of the story itself that teaches. It’s what stories require of us: the use of our imagination. Imagination lays the groundwork for critical social skills such as...

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