Back to Blog Jun 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday 6.17.2020

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

Marcel Proust

As the school year draws to a close we wanted to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude for our beloved Clover community. This has been a unique year, with obstacles that none of us could have seen coming. However, it was by standing together and leaning on one another that we have been able to weather this storm.

No one knows what the future will hold, but we have all shown our tremendous resilience and that we are able to adapt and persevere even in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. We have taken these last few months as opportunities to learn and grow. We have come together in new and creative ways. Despite this time apart, we have remained ever-connected.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these resources that we have shared, that you’ve been able to enjoy these cozy days spent at home with your families, and that you will continue to make time to incorporate wellness into your daily routines.

Wishing everyone a beautiful, safe, and happy summer!

Be well,

Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki
Co-Founders & Directors of The Clover School

READ

June is National Indigenous History Month. Celebrate by reading one of these books for younger readers by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors.

20 CANADIAN BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS TO READ DURING NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH

CLICK HERE


LISTEN

A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and everything in between, Short & Curly covers it all.

SHORT & CURLY | PODCAST FOR FAMILIES

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MAKE

This article shows a fun and unique way to get your children helping in the kitchen and excited to eat their vegetables! This recipe is great for kids of all ages and will get your whole family involved. It lets your child pick their own salad ingredients and then help prepare them in a mason jar. With simple and wholesome ingredients, easy to follow steps and extremely interactive, your child will love to make (and eat!) their salad in a jar.

HOW TO MAKE SALAD IN A JAR WITH YOUR CHILDREN

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GIVE

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, FoodShare Toronto is working closely with more than 50 frontline agencies to ensure that folks who are facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting access to good food. They have ramped up deliveries of their Good Food Box across the city, focusing on Toronto’s most vulnerable communities and individuals.

Please consider supporting their response efforts to ensure they can meet the needs of as many people as they can, offering door-to-door delivery of fresh produce at no charge.

Between March 17, 2020 – June 13, 2020, Food Share Toronto has delivered Good Food Boxes to over 26,000 households. Please contribute whatever you can toward emergency food relief during the COVID-19 health crisis.

VIRTUAL FARMER’S MARKET

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WEDNESDAY WEBINAR

Last week, we shared with you Rachel Rickett’s course, Spiritual Activism 101. The follow-up to Spiritual Activism 101 has arrived! This online workshop replay recorded live from April 30th, 2019 is carefully curated for White and White-passing folks, particularly White women, to continue the sacred and spiritual conversation required for radical racial justice.

This webinar replay includes: a deeper dive into anti-racism education and terminology (including spiritual bypassing, oppressed oppressor, ethnicity v. race + cultural appropriation) – practical exercises pulled from daily life to apply to best act in allyship – guided meditation to ground and connect – takeaway worksheet for reflection.

Open to those wanting to dive deeper in learning how they can best support POCs, particularly BIWOCs, and add to their toolkit of spiritual practices to engage in authentic anti-racism. All those registering must have taken Rachel Rickett’s Spiritual Activism 101 webinar or workshop as a prerequisite.

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM 102: WHAT’S NEXT?

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Everyone needs to feel calm and zen. Thanks to Peace Out, youngsters can tackle the subject of mindfulness as they’re guided through activities, relaxing stories, and breathing techniques. Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation, there is a new story released every fortnight.

PEACE OUT PODCAST | RELAXATION STORIES FOR KIDS

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