How to Teach Teens Communication Skills (2022)

This blog post is the first in a series of lesson plans for teaching teens communication skills.  Background During my career spanning over two decades, I developed curriculum and lesson plans for interpersonal communication and conflict management skills for post-secondary students, teachers, and high school students. In addition, I held the designation of Chartered MediatorContinue reading “How to Teach Teens Communication Skills (2022)”

How to Set Boundaries as an Act of Self Love

This blog post shares practical strategies for how to set boundaries as an act of self love to live a happy, balanced, and fulfilled live. It seems like someone is telling us we need to set boundaries everywhere we turn. But what does that even mean? And why are boundaries so important? How do weContinue reading “How to Set Boundaries as an Act of Self Love”

Quotes to Live By: You are not required…

“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” (Unknown) This truth is learned only through self development. To transform from a people pleaser to putting yourself first takes courage and love. Love for self, and then for other. When we are caught up in our roles and expectations, ours andContinue reading “Quotes to Live By: You are not required…”

Children’s Book about Values

Children Learn the Value of Setting Healthy Boundaries ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ (2022) by Suzanne Marie, MA., MEd. is now available. National Indigenous People’s Day is the perfect day to launch a children’s book that bridges the past with the future for Canadian Indigenous children.  Many of today’s Indigenous youth feel disconnected from theirContinue reading “Children’s Book about Values”

Quotes to Live By: Set your boundaries…

Set your boundaries calmly, firmly, respectfully. This message is clear in my children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’. Ada is 8 years old and courageously learns how to set boundaries with a classmate. In a modern-day girl power hero story, Ada is supported by her Kokum (grandmother) and Magic Feather as she navigates herContinue reading “Quotes to Live By: Set your boundaries…”

Quotes to Live By: Master setting boundaries…

Master setting boundaries to protect your space, your energy, and your focus. In my children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’, Ada learns about the importance of setting boundaries. Her Kokum (grandmother) and Magic Feather reinforce the value of self-love and self-respect when we set healthy boundaries in relationships. Sending you all light and love,Continue reading “Quotes to Live By: Master setting boundaries…”

Quotes to Live By: How you love yourself…

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” (Rupi Kaur) In my children’s book ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’, Ada’s Kokum (grandmother) tells Ada about the importance of self-love and self-respect. She adds this valuable lesson as Ada thinks about this idea and discusses it with her Magic Feather. Sending youContinue reading “Quotes to Live By: How you love yourself…”

Quotes to Live By: You teach people…

You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and will not accept. This is a key lesson and is an outcome of setting healthy boundaries in our relationships. My children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ teaches this wisdom to children. Sending you all light and love, Suzanne

Quotes to Live By: Setting boundaries…

Setting boundaries is your responsibility. You decide what is and isn’t allowed in your life. This truth is expressed in my children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’. Children must learn about responsibilities for self-love, self-acceptance, and choices to protect their space that reflect their person. As parents, mentors, and educators we can empower childrenContinue reading “Quotes to Live By: Setting boundaries…”

Quotes to Live By: Love yourself…

Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Setting boundaries is about creating space you feel good about. Kokum (grandmother) in my children’s book, ‘Ada and Her Magic Feather’ explains to Ada about the importance of setting boundaries. Sending you all light and love, Suzanne