A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Book Reviews: Caps For Sale: A tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina I feel I've seen this one sometimes ago in my own childhood. A very simple tale with lots of repetition and an uncertain meaning. Great way to start a conversation with kids.... sometimes. As a teaching … Continue reading A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Tears of joy

Book Review: You Made Me A Dad by Laurenne Sala What a wonderful book to read your child... of any age! I loved sharing this with my daughter and getting her hug in return. I can imagine reading this to a class of kids, kindergarten to about grade two. Doing it as a follow-up to … Continue reading Tears of joy

A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Book Review: Mr. Granite is from Another Planet by Dan Gutman Another hysterical read from Mr. Gunman! I loved this one too!!! In case you've forgotten and are just taking life way too seriously, follow the kids in this story and see how beautifully funny the world must be when everything is literal. Absolutely wonderful … Continue reading A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Time to sleep

Book Review: Pete The Cat and the Bedtime Blues by James Dean Join Pete as he discovers that a trick his parents use to help him fall asleep really works on his friends too. At the same time, the friends all learn that there's a time to play and a time to rest... so they … Continue reading Time to sleep

Amazing Reinterpretation of The Ugly Ducking

Book Review: Red - A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall This is one of those gems adults get to experience, unless under special circumstances. If you're in a teacher training course and have a clever mentor, if you got it as a gift to read your own child, or if you are a wise teacher … Continue reading Amazing Reinterpretation of The Ugly Ducking

Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

Covid-19 has motivated a few changes to my habits and expectations. At the time of writing this (March 18th, 2020), my University (Concordia U. BFA in Art Education) classes are on hold and I'm not sure how this shutdown will delay my progress through the program. I've been able to get quite a few smaller … Continue reading Book-Binding While Isolated at Home

Now, Is All There Is.

It's Starting To Sink In Almost thirty years ago I read The Way of The Bull by Leo Buscaglia and started considering the concept of Carpe Diem as part of an endless wish-list. Only, how to implement it when there are so many life-obstacles possible? Well, I didn't get the concept back then, so I … Continue reading Now, Is All There Is.

I Found An Irrefutable Affirmation

"Where I am is constantly changing to something better. It's fun to know that things are always working out for me, and I see evidence of that everyday. I'm always accommodated." by Abraham Hicks I've been working with The Artist Way by Julia Cameron and doing an exercise that asks me to write a affirmation … Continue reading I Found An Irrefutable Affirmation

Making A Promise Of Growth

Here We Go... I've started reading The Artist Way by Julia Cameron on the advice of a an excellent Life Coach. I had complained that I was having a creative block and it felt tied into much of the transitions I'm going through on my growth journey right now. She's not only understood what I … Continue reading Making A Promise Of Growth

Monday’s Movers – Richard Tardif: Part 2 – Embrace Your Denial to Stop It

Monday’s Movers - Richard Tardif Part 2 - Embrace Your Denial to Stop It Author: Richard Tardif Book: Stop Your Denial: A Case For Embracing The Truth About Fitness I had the great opportunity to proofread an early edition of Richard’s book and dig deep Into the message he is sharing with undeniable passion. What … Continue reading Monday’s Movers – Richard Tardif: Part 2 – Embrace Your Denial to Stop It