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Prioritizing You: May's Self-Care Adventure Awaits!

Hey there, awesome parents and students!

May has arrived, and with it comes an exciting journey into the world of Self-Care. This month, we're diving into the art of nurturing ourselves, finding joy in the little things, and embracing moments of relaxation. Whether you're a parent looking to set an example or a young student eager to explore self-love, join us on this adventure of well-being and discover the magic of self-care together.  

Mental wellness at Cold Lake High School means striving for our best possible mental state. Mental wellness includes positive social contacts, the ability to relax, leisure time to pursue hobbies, and  self-acceptance. This is complemented by self-realization of the emotional and intellectual potential. Mental wellness is a main pillar to lead a fulfilled life and the flexibility to deal with inevitable challenges of life.  

Resource Roundup: Self-Care Extravaganza

Get ready for a self-care extravaganza with these fantastic resources for parents and students of all ages:

  • https://www.sleepfoundation.org/mental-health
  • https://cdhf.ca/en/mental-health-and-nutrition/ 

For more resources, check out the Self-Care page on the NLPS website.

Mental Health week at CLHS was filled with many wellness activities though out the week.  Linda Minoose came to talk and share her culture and experiences with students, and students were able to leave their handprints to remember those that haven't made home for MMIW.  A wellness fair in which students were able to create their own personalized wellness kits and learn many strategies to over come those challenging life events.  Students were even able to visit with the puppies, kittens, chicks and even a baby goat that came to visit for a little animal therapy.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Shine!

Last month, we celebrated the magic of self-love. Share your thoughts: How did the theme of *Love Your Mind* impact your family? Your feedback and ideas make our community thrive.

Self-Care: Where Students Blossom

Students, it's time to embrace self-care:

  • Create a Relaxing Ritual: Set aside time each day to do something that relaxes you. It could be reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or listening to your favorite music. Make it a sacred ritual that helps you unwind and recharge.
  • Unplug from Screens: Take a break from the digital world and give yourself some screen-free time. Engage in activities that don't involve screens, like painting, writing, playing a musical instrument, or spending time in nature. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Physical Self-Care: Engage in activities that get your body moving and feeling great. Whether it's dancing to your favorite tunes, going for a bike ride, or practicing yoga, find activities that bring you joy and keep you physically healthy.
  • Mental Self-Care: Feed your brain with things that make you happy and challenged. Read a captivating book, solve puzzles, or engage in creative pursuits like drawing, painting, or writing. Give your mind the nourishment it needs!
  • Emotional Self-Care: Tune in to your emotions and find healthy ways to express them. Talk to a trusted friend, keep a journal, or engage in activities that bring you comfort, such as listening to music or cuddling with a pet.
  • Social Self-Care: Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Spend time with friends who lift you up, join clubs or groups that align with your interests, and nurture those connections that bring you joy and laughter

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Your Support System

Our Counsellors are:

Erin MacDonald (A-K)  erin.macdonald@nlsd.ab.ca

Kimberly Turchyn (L-M) kimberly.turchyn@nlsd.ab.ca

Reach out by email or call 780-639-0039

Let's continue our journey of well-being and vitality together.

May's canvas is painted with self-love, joy, and rejuvenation. Let's embrace the gift of self-care and celebrate our well-being!

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