Heart-Mind 2016

Heart-Mind 2016 In Profile: Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent and is the proud mother of twelve-year-old twins. She is an award winning author, international speaker and sought-after consultant who has been running her business, Little Drum Consulting, since 1996. Monique’s first children’s book, My Heart Fills with Happiness was released in early February 2016 and has been on the BC Bestsellers List since being released.

Heart-Mind 2016 In Profile: Dzung Vo

Dzung X. Vo, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, which uses mindfulness-based techniques to help teens (and parents) to deal with stress and life's toughest situations.
 
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8 Things to Remember about Child Development and Resilience

Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016
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Harvard Center on the Developing Child
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Resilience-related Issues are Parents' Top Concern: "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids"

According to a recent report by Companies Committed to Kids (CCK), the most important factor to help a child's development is mental health. And, in a survey of over 1,000 Canadian parents, the CCK report "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids" reveals that parents are more concerned with their children's ability to be resilient - their ability to "handle life's ups and downs", "manage stress", and "cope with difficult situations" ranked higher on their list of concerns than bullying, nutrition, media influence or screen time.

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Date: 
Friday, May 27, 2016
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New Yorker
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Stressing Gracefully: Taking Care of our Bodies and Minds in Times of Stress

Stress is ubiquitous. Stress in our families, work, and finances can build and take a toll on our minds, bodies, and relationships. Health psychologist Dr. Eli Puterman presents his work on the longterm effects of stress on the aging of our immune system,

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The Drumbeat of Reconciliation

Many people say that when they hear the powerful sound of a traditional Indigenous hand drum, it stirs something deep inside. What is often unknown is that on the back of a traditional hand drum are pieces of 4 pieces of sinew or hide that pull the front of the drum tight so it not only stays in place, but makes the beautiful, soul stirring sound.

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A Gay Danish?

Our language shapes our world, including the words we use to refer to students and ourselves. Come listen through story and laughs at how Shelley Moore learned the important lesson of labels and how they connect to bigger life lessons.

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