Most mornings, I take a brief moment to read from some of my favourite books. By now, many in our community will know that I have appreciated the sage words of Richard Wagamese as we have navigated through the months of this pandemic.
Remembering What’s Important
On Friday, I attended our Junior School Christmas Program and watched with a warm heart as in St. Clement’s tradition, our Grade 1s presented The Christmas Birth Story, complete with shining star,
Self-Help Or Simply Time Well-Spent?
I was very fortunate this weekend to be able to visit with my brother, his wife and their kids in Halifax. It was a busy and fun time with the boys,
Beware The Monetization of Wellness
This week our St. Clement’s School community was fortunate to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour to our School for the entire day. Dr. Damour met with our staff at the beginning of the day,
Living Life as One’s Self
Three things that happened this week have surprisingly converged to inform this blog post. Despite being very different, they provide a message about the importance of living life authentically, not conforming to it.
What is Wellness?
I have reflected often on ‘wellness.’ The word has become so pervasive and its meaning so expansive that It seems we are reading and hearing about the importance of wellness and its consideration in all that we do everywhere.
Last week, I read a poignant article in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled In Praise of Adequacy by Rachel Judith Weil, a professor of history at Cornell.
The Power of Words: A Case for Reading
As a new term is about to begin, I reflect on the headspace in which I, admittedly, began my holiday: tired, feeling some trepidation for what busy family time might bring,
Creativity, Happiness and the Necessity of Discomfort
I hear the words ‘creativity’ and ‘happiness’ a lot in the context of parents’ desired outcomes of school environments. Who wouldn’t want these traits for their children? While the words are different- creativity a skill,
On Friday, our St. Clement’s School community welcomed back our graduates from 2017 for Homecoming, engaged in a very spirited Field Day organized by our House Heads, and left midday for a Thanksgiving long weekend.