“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
Weeks have passed and we have all begun to settle into this temporary new normal. From balancing working at home and homeschooling children, managing fears and anxieties, to missing family and friends – these times have presented us with challenges and hardships. However, in the years to come, when we look back at these unique times, what we will remember most will not be the difficulties and frustrations, but rather the kindness, selflessness, and love we have collectively experienced.
We will remember the doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, and more who worked long and tireless hours to serve our community when we needed them most. We will remember the family members and friends who decorated their cars and drove by to help us celebrate a socially-distanced birthday or milestone. We will remember the neighbours who offered to get groceries for the elderly members in their communities. We will remember the children who decorated the sidewalks with chalk messages of hope. We will remember everyone who called or emailed to check in. We will remember those who offered a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on. Most importantly, we will remember these times as when we all stood together even though we had to stay apart. It is these expressions of love and the offers of support and assistance that will stand out the most. Now more than ever, it is so important that we lead with heart. It is these stories of kindness and compassion that will be the legacy that we will leave for the generations to come. When the world may have seemed dark, we rose up and were beacons of light.
Please remember that in a world where you can be anything, the most important thing you can be is kind. The world can always use a little more love.
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School
Family pizza night is an interactive and delicious way to get everyone involved in the kitchen. From chopping toppings, kneading dough, spreading sauce, to grating cheese, there’s a job for everyone (even toddler-aged children can help out) when assembling this fan favourite dinner. This could be the start of a new and yummy family tradition!
What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by questions sent in by listeners! You can even call in and have your question featured on the show!
Urban gardening is an important part of our school’s signature curriculum and a beloved subject amongst all of our students. Additionally, caring for plants is a wonderful practical life activity. As the cold weather is (hopefully!) now behind us, spring sunshine and warmth is on the horizon. It is the perfect time to plant a family herb garden. However, we suggest an herb garden with a twist…A PIZZA GARDEN! A pizza garden is a container where you grow all the herbs traditionally used on pizza – fresh basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, and more – and your family can use them to make your very own culinary masterpieces on pizza night!
An important facet of our Clover Code is service, community, and interconnectedness, and we are reaching out to you to see how we can show our support during these uncertain times. Do you have a small local business that we can highlight for you here? We believe in the power of community, and we would love to share your story with our Clover families.
If you would be interested in this, please send us an email so we can share your details with others. There is strength in numbers, and we are looking to build on the power of our community in a meaningful and heartfelt way. We look forward to hearing from you!
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This workshop dives into tools, tips, and techniques that can help people reprogram limiting beliefs in order to create a new reality for themselves.
Here’s what to expect:
learn spiritual tools and techniques such as EFT tapping, journaling, and self-hypnosis to up-level your mindset
how to align your thoughts and emotions to create a new reality
how to do deep inner-work to reinvent yourself and your life (shadow work, inner child work, reparenting)
elevating your self-worth to match the vibrational frequency of your desires
creating a spiritual practice to pump up your manifestation power
SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY: TRANSFORMING YOUR MINDSET AND ENERGY | FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Mindfulness is a practice where you use the five senses to engage physically and non-judgmentally with the world around you. When you do a task with mindful awareness, you do it with 100% of your energy and attention. Practicing mindfulness is incredibly empowering for children. It can help them better manage stress and anxiety when it does occur, helps with self-regulation, and promotes positive emotions and self-compassion. Big Life Journal has suggestions for five fun, simple, and easy to do at-home activities for helping your child live in the present and focus on the positive using mindfulness.