So I'm absolutely over the moon about the Manitoba founded business called Educalme! If you follow my instagram @yogawithcarolina you will know how much I support them!
However, I will withhold myself from going on and on about this amazing program at the moment, but you can be assured I'll have many more things to say as I'm using the full year of Educalme Classroom in my grade 1 French Immersion classroom this year!
Have you ever experienced a rush of memories or a sense of calm after smelling something particular? When we smell something our olfactory system triggers brain and has a direct impact on our emotional state.
Knowledge is power of course... by knowing how our own brain is affected by smell we can use essential oils as a tool to guide our emotions into positive and relaxing state.
Q: "Not to ask a too-personal question, but was it hard for you to get journaling? I always find it difficult and I tend to focus on recalling negatives that happened during the day because it "feels" like I need to document my problems. I also find it hard to be motivated, whether I've had a good day, or just to pick up the pen, sometimes I just don't know what to talk about. Do you have any tips?"
The most commonly asked question from my colleagues is “How do you introduce your students to mindfulness?” I always start with the breath. Why? Because what is more foundational, responsive and relatable than the breath?
My mother always made breakfast a definite priority and yes somehow years later, it can be one of the meals that easily slips and get substituted by a quick coffee. Well, I'm determined to keep the power of breakfast going in my morning routine. Of course the trick is just simplifying it along the way.... especially during report card season!