Hello dear wellness through yoga students! I look forward to our class this weekend!
This week’s theme is: Mudras
What would you be willing to do to prevent an illness?
What strategies do you use to put yourself first?
What self-care techniques do you use? How effective are they?
How can mudras become a part of your routine?
Start small in order to live success. Start with only 15 minutes a day. You deserve it. Make a plan and stick to it.
Students are encouraged to share their journal reflections on the Facebook group! This helps build our community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. Please join our Facebook group where you can share and discuss with the other students in the group to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!
Some students have been sharing their journal reflections on the Facebook group! Thank you for helping to create a community of people interested in wellness! At the end of each weekly lesson, I will propose items to reflect or meditate upon. Please join our Facebook group where we can share and discuss with the other students in the group: to extend our reflective and wellness journey throughout the week!
This week’s reflection questions:
How does water relate to wellness?
Think of expressions such as: Go with the flow; Water under the bridge; A fish out of water; Blood is thicker than water and Don’t make waves. Can you think of any others? Can you make some up?
Think of a time you loved spending near water. Describe that moment with all your senses.
What does water symbolize for you?
What is your physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual relationship with water?
How can you incorporate more water into your life?
Now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.
Want to join in to help create positive change, but don’t know how? It’s all about having the right tools to join the conversation and help create positive change. The Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit consists of simple everyday tools that can be used to take action to support mental health, including a conversation guide, workplace activities and social media images.
To help you spread the word about mental health, we’ve created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide and helpful templates for use in schools, communities, and workplaces.
Not sure where to go to find help or who to turn to? Consulting with your healthcare provider or another trusted professional is always a great start. You can also refer to our list of organizations with helpful resources.
If you are looking for online and other resources available to support and help manage your mental health through the COVID-19 situation, there are resources:
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Year after year, Bell Let’s Talk gets the nation buzzing and taking action to help create positive change for mental health. Stay up-to-date on everything Bell Let’s Talk with the latest articles, media releases and videos.
Following this last challenge, we proceeded with the draw for the Fitbit 2. Marco Papaleo won the Fitbit. We then had a draw amongst all the participants of the different challenges and the following 4 students won a 25$ gift card at Walmart: Terrian Julien, Mark Leisk, Jessica Marshall and Markus Holak Pereira. Congratulations to all the winners.
The CDC Gets Fit Challenge was a huge success with the participation of all the students in the centre. Students made the right choice of taking the stairs instead of the elevator, they were invited to stay active, they were informed and invited to bring healthy lunches to school. They had the chance to taste and compare healthy smoothies and snacks. We are hoping that the CDC population will keep up the good habits of staying active and eating healthy food. Thank you to all the participants and to TLE for making this event possible.
Suite à ce défi, nous avons procédé au tirage de la montre Fitbit 2. C’est Marco Papaleo qui a gagné la montre. Nous avons ensuite fait tirer, parmi les participants de tous les défis, quatre cartes cadeau au montant de 25$ pour le magasin Walmart, lesquels ont été gagnés par les élèves suivants: Terrian Julien, Mark Leisk, Jessica Marshall and Markus Holak Pereira. Félicitations à tous les gagnants!
Le Défi CDC en Forme a été une réussite avec la participation de tous les élèves du centre. Les élèves ont choisi leur santé en demeurant actif et en mangeant mieux. Espérons qu’ils garderont ces bonnes habitudes. Merci à tous les participants, aux organisateurs et à TLE d’avoir rendu possible cet événement.
With many students graduating from the SIS program this year and moving on to use their learned skills out in the community, we wanted to put together a project that encompassed the essence of the SIS program. With the competencies of the program heavily weighted in promoting a healthy, active lifestyle we thought what better than to create a green space at the back of the center for all the students to enjoy. It would be a spot where all the students at CDC Vimont could go to clear their mind, reflect and enjoy the outdoors. Sometimes students need a place to escape the hustle and bustle of school pressures, the green space would bring a tranquil environment to the urban landscape of the school.
With a little love and TLC the SIS students will clean up the back area of the school, paint the planters and plant some beautiful flowers as well as do some much needed landscaping. We will also be building a new picnic bench to have as much space as possible for students.
This project touches directly on many of the competencies of the SIS program and we look forward to putting our work skills into action to bring some beauty to CDC Vimont!
To keep the Healthy Body Healthy Mind spirit strong, TLE is excited to launch the 3-week CDC Gets Fit challenge starting April 23rd and running until May 3rd!
Here’s how it works: each week we have new challenges to help you improve your health, or just show off your strength, speed, balance, endurance, and food-preparation skills. Every winner of the challenges on Tuesdays and Thursdays gets a prize and everyone who participates in any challenge will get their name entered into a draw to win a great prize! Come to more events to increase your chance to win.
We want to start a conversation about health and fitness, so anytime you share a post from the TLE social media accounts or post a picture with the hashtag #CDCgetsfit, your name gets entered into the draw. Take the stairs, eat healthy – at any time you can get your name put into the draw just for taking these simple steps to improve your health! Stay tuned on social media or take a look at the bulletin board on the 2nd floor for a calendar of events!
Amusez-vous en gardant la forme!
Afin de rester dans l’esprit de la campagne Healthy Body Healthy Mind, nous sommes fiers de vous présenter le défi CDC En Forme qui commence le 23 avril et se termine le 3 mai!
Voici comment cela fonctionne: chaque semaine, nous vous invitons à participer à des défis pour améliorer votre santé ou pour simplement montrer votre force, votre vitesse, votre équilibre, votre endurance et vos compétences en matière de préparation d’aliments. Chaque gagnant des défis recevra un prix et tous les participants pourront courir la chance de gagner un grand prix! Plus vous participez et plus vous avez la chance de gagner!
Pour mettre l’accent sur la santé et la forme physique, chaque fois que vous partagez un message sur les réseau sociaux ou que vous affichez une photo avec le hashtag #CDCEnForme, vous faites automatiquement partie du tirage du grand prix. Prenez les escaliers, mangez sainement – à tout moment vous pouvez faire partie du tirage! Restez à l’écoute sur les réseaux sociaux ou jetez un oeil au tableau d’affichage au 2e étage pour connaître le calendrier des événements!
Students and staff of TLE and CDC Vimont attended Ian Hepburn’s Mindfulness Practice: Two workshop sessions were held on March 14th: Morning Session + Afternoon Session
MINDFULNESS PRACTICE is exactly that – a practice.
It is something we do.
It is the easiest thing you have ever done … and the most difficult.
It is Sitting-up straight
It is Feeling the breath
It is Seeing the seeing
It isHearing the hearing
It is Feeling sensations of the body
It is watching thoughts come & go
Why do we Practice Mindfulness?
To wake-up to our lives as they unfold moment-to-moment
To live fully in THIS MOMENT – the only moment there ever is
Ian has practiced Mindfulness Practice for more than 20 years. He has presented workshops to elementary and high schools in Quebec and Ontario. He has recorded the “2-Minute Mindfulness Bell” for use in schools to help students make transitions throughout the day. Ian is a certified Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy practitioner whose work has been written about in newspapers and journals in Canada and the U.S. His website includes a 23-minute documentary broadcast nationally on CBC radio. Ian holds diplomas in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has taught piano and harp for more than 40 years. With his band Imaginary Heaven, he has toured Canada several times and sold more CDs in Japan than in Canada. In some half-life, Ian is also a handweaver whose weaving may be found in private collections in Canada and throughout the world.
On Thursday, TLE had the privilege of having Eric (dietitian) and Matthew (physical trainer) at CDC Vimont to talk about Health and Nutrition with students, as part of the Healthy Body, Health Mind Connection project. Over 350 students were present to visit the kiosk, sample a healthy smoothie and learn about health & fitness.
Matthew and Eric distributed educational health, fitness and nutrition pamphlets for free, courtesy of Dairy Nutrition. They also provided information to individuals who had many questions regarding diet, physical training, health in general along with many other subjects.
Upcoming Lunch and Learn topics:
Essentials to Smart Affordable Eating
Be Aware of How You Move
Workouts on a Budget
No Time, No Problem!
How to Fuel for School
You’re Eating Wrong! Here’s Why
You’re Breathing Wrong! Here’s Why
Corrective Conditioning Q & A
Health & Fitness Lunch & Learns 2018
Learn about nutrition and fitness from experts in the field. Join Eric and Matthew for informative fitness and nutrition Lunch and Learn sessions as part of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Connection!
Increase your self-care skills
Learn Tips and Tricks to keep you on track and thrive physically
Progress towards the goals you want, in and out of school
Have the energy to stay focused and feel good
Have some questions or need fitness/nutrition information? Private consultations are also available for free. Contact TLE in room 106 for more information.