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Happy Being Well with Rita Farruggia

Happy Being Well with Rita Farruggia

November 11, 2022

Rita Farruggia is a self-care/self-love/happiness expert. Rita is the founder & CEO of happybeingwell.com, which is a wellness e-commerce site devoted to providing organic self-care products to amplify your wellness so you can be happy being well. HappyBeingWell.com has a mission of being the #1 Self-Care Community in North America.

Rita’s mission is to awaken people to their love, teaching them how to reprogram their subconscious to align with truth through creating a daily self-care practice. It is through a commitment to a daily self-care practice that we can eliminate the noise of the world, stress, anxiety, and our rapid thoughts. This allows us to be able to align with our personal truth, love, clarity, focus, intuition, and confidence. This process allows us to know who we are, deepens our compassion and ability to love ourselves and others. This is the reason Rita is committed to providing the best natural products you will love to use and wear whether it’s luxurious active-wear leggings to work out or meditate in, clean skincare or creating a luxurious at-home spa feeling with salt lamps, crystals, aromatherapy, natural candles, all-natural facial masks, and much more at Happybeingwell.com.

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an Elementary Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She is also founder and CEO of Un-Veil, where she coaches school principals in effective leadership hacks to help with their own self-care and tap into their inner strength to excel and lead with passion!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

An Education Kids Want to Show Up For | David Preston, Ph.D.

An Education Kids Want to Show Up For | David Preston, Ph.D.

October 22, 2022

Since we have no idea what the economic, political, or environmental landscape will look like when today’s students graduate, we owe it to the next generation to adapt our education practices to meet their needs in facing an increasingly uncertain future.

We need to stop educating children for jobs that we had. We have to do something different, something new, something revolutionary. Open Source Learning is the new wave of education. 

Does your child struggle going to school? I bet he wouldn’t if the school was an Open Source Learning Academy.

Open Source Learning engages students in their area of interest - and they learn from those in the field doing what they are interested about, and they connect with them, wherever that individual may be in the world…and yes, they are still able to meet the common core standards. 

What students said in Mr. Preston’s class, “I didn’t hate my life for a half hour.”

Many of Dr. Preston’s consulting clients and university students confided that they had to unlearn and recover from what they were taught in school in order to be successful in their careers.  In school, we’re told to be quiet and keep our eyes on our own papers. At work, we’re asked why we can’t be better team players.

For a long time in our country, we tolerated education’s shortcomings and the disconnect between school and life after graduation. Generations of parents told their children to suffer because it built character and a diploma was the ticket to the good life. Not anymore. 

Learn more about David Preston, Ph.D.

https://davidpreston.net/

 

Buy David’s book (just released 2021) - “Academy of One”

https://www.amazon.com/Academy-One-Promise-Open-Source-Learning-ebook/dp/B08Q778R55/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2EBUJIGZ2ZJ6V&keywords=academy+of+one&qid=1665393024&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAwIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=acadmey+of+one%2Caps%2C62&sr=8-1

In a time when teachers and students wonder where education is heading as they grapple with the effects of the pandemic and a deep history of inequalities, David Preston brings us hope with Academy of One. Through students' powerful stories, we learn how Open-Source Learning catalyzes a student-centered pedagogy to create an empowering educational philosophy for the 21st century. Instead of inhibiting students’ curiosity and responsibility, or labeling them with standardized tests and grades, Preston invites us to defy conventional methods, trust students’ capacities, nurture the use of new technology to transform our learning journeys, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and amplify our grasp of effective knowledge.

-- María Luisa Parra, Spanish Senior Preceptor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an Elementary Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She is also founder and CEO of Un-Veil, where she helps women including school leaders un-veil their true self, letting go of fears, insecurities that hold them back from being who they were always meant to be. Tapping into their inner strength and confidence to live their best life with energy and passion! 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

 

 

The Next Wave in Education Has to Include Open Source Learning | Dr. David Preston

The Next Wave in Education Has to Include Open Source Learning | Dr. David Preston

October 16, 2022

Since we have no idea what the economic, political, or environmental landscape will look like when today’s students graduate, we owe it to the next generation to adapt our education practices to meet their needs in facing an increasingly uncertain future.

We need to stop educating children for jobs that we had. We have to do something different, something new, something revolutionary. Open Source Learning is the new wave of education. 

Does your child struggle going to school? I bet he wouldn’t if the school was an Open Source Learning Academy

Open Source Learning engages students in their area of interest - and they learn from those in the field doing what they are interested about, and they connect with them, wherever that individual may be in the world…and yes, they are still able to meet the common core standards. 

What students said in Mr. Preston’s class, “I didn’t hate my life for a half hour.”

Many of Dr. Preston’s consulting clients and university students confided that they had to unlearn and recover from what they were taught in school in order to be successful in their careers.  In school, we’re told to be quiet and keep our eyes on our own papers. At work, we’re asked why we can’t be better team players.

For a long time in our country, we tolerated education’s shortcomings and the disconnect between school and life after graduation. Generations of parents told their children to suffer because it built character and a diploma was the ticket to the good life. Not anymore. 

Learn more about David Preston, Ph.D.

https://davidpreston.net/

 

Buy David’s book (just released 2021) - “Academy of One”

https://www.amazon.com/Academy-One-Promise-Open-Source-Learning-ebook/dp/B08Q778R55/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2EBUJIGZ2ZJ6V&keywords=academy+of+one&qid=1665393024&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjAwIiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=acadmey+of+one%2Caps%2C62&sr=8-1

In a time when teachers and students wonder where education is heading as they grapple with the effects of the pandemic and a deep history of inequalities, David Preston brings us hope with Academy of One. Through students' powerful stories, we learn how Open-Source Learning catalyzes a student-centered pedagogy to create an empowering educational philosophy for the 21st century. Instead of inhibiting students’ curiosity and responsibility, or labeling them with standardized tests and grades, Preston invites us to defy conventional methods, trust students’ capacities, nurture the use of new technology to transform our learning journeys, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and amplify our grasp of effective knowledge.

-- María Luisa Parra, Spanish Senior Preceptor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an Elementary Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She is also founder and CEO of Un-Veil, where she helps women including school leaders un-veil their true self, letting go of fears, insecurities that hold them back from being who they were always meant to be. Tapping into their inner strength and confidence to live their best life with energy and passion! 

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

 

 

Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse | Rick Capriola | Mental Health Summit

Adolescents & the Risk of Substance Abuse | Rick Capriola | Mental Health Summit

October 5, 2022

There are very few things more heart-wrenching for a family than having your child addicted to alcohol or drugs.

The most dangerous attitude a parent can have is thinking, “It could never happen to my child”, says Rick Capriola.

Rick joined me this year at our virtual Mental Health Summit! What he has to share…every parent needs to hear. Share this with someone you know. 

In Richard Capriola’s new book, “The Addicted Child” (2020) - he explains substances being used by today's adolescents and the addictions which accompany teen substance abuse, like self-harm and eating disorders. Richard Capriola has been a mental health and addictions counselor for over two decades. 

If your child uses alcohol or drugs, you know how it affects your family. These substances enter your child’s brain and change their behavior. You want to help your child, but where do you begin? The Addicted Child is your roadmap. Learn what makes adolescent addiction different. How drugs can change your child’s brain and behaviors. The assessments and tests you should insist upon. And more.

Sadly, your desperate search for help often leaves you feeling alone and without a roadmap to guide you through the process of helping your child. The Addicted Child was written for you.

The percentage of teens using illicit substances dropped significantly in 2021 as the pandemic forced them into isolating from friends, classrooms and extracurricular activities. Alcohol, marijuana and nicotine vaping – the most commonly used substances by teens all showed declines from 2020. These findings were reported by a Monitoring the Future survey conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research – http://www.monitoringthefuture.org.

Two issues drive teen substance use: drug availability and perception of risk.


Learn more at Richard Capriola’s website - 

https://helptheaddictedchild.com/

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

Have More Fun with Your Kids with Michael Rucker, Author of ”The Fun Habit”

Have More Fun with Your Kids with Michael Rucker, Author of ”The Fun Habit”

September 25, 2022

Do you ever find yourself not laughing as much with your kids? Do you miss the fun of your younger years? My guest today is Michael Rucker, author of, “The Fun Habit” - How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder can Change your Life. He is also an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. 

Learn more - 

https://michaelrucker.com/

After a string of misfortune in 2016, including Mike’s brother’s untimely death, he began to critically evaluate modern approaches to happiness. During this journey, he had an epiphany: his pursuit of happiness was actually making him… unhappy. He realized trying to be “happy” only drew his attention to what was missing. Fixating on his lack of happiness made him label himself as unhappy, and he came to realize that the maladaptive label was bleeding into his identity. This left him with the question: If deliberately chasing happiness leaves me miserable, what’s the alternative? Then, after years of research and trial and error, a second crucial insight clicked into place: We can’t always make ourselves happy, but we all possess the agency to find ways to be more joyful and have more fun.

Unlike happiness, fun isn’t something that may or may not arise under the perfect circumstances or when all of my “if-onlys” are fulfilled. Having fun is an action anyone can take here and now practically anywhere, anytime.

And if you’re a cynic like he was and need to see the proof, science shows us that fun is enormously beneficial to our well-being, both physically and psychologically.

So, let’s have fun together.

For a LIMITED time, you could receive a free copy of Mike’s book - CLICK HERE!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/353011-the-fun-habit-how-the-pursuit-of-joy-and-wonder-can-change-your-life

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is a Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She is also founder and CEO of Un-Veil, where she coaches school principals in effective leadership hacks to help with their own self-care and tap into their inner strength to consistently excel and lead daily with energized passion!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

BONUS EPISODE: ”What Are You Focusing On?” Shift Your Mindset…with Karin Jakubowski, Ed.D.

BONUS EPISODE: ”What Are You Focusing On?” Shift Your Mindset…with Karin Jakubowski, Ed.D.

September 21, 2022

Over the past year I completed my Master Certification as a Life Coach. And when I recorded this pre-work for a client, I thought maybe you might enjoy listening to it as well. 

www.un-veil.com

info@un-veil.com

 

 

Suicide Prevention and Teen Mental Health | Rick Capriola

Suicide Prevention and Teen Mental Health | Rick Capriola

September 18, 2022

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and what would you do if you found out your child searched online, “How to kill myself”. Every parent MUST hear this interview.

According to Baylor college of medicine, an article last November stated, “The pandemic uniquely impacted adolescents. Social isolation, constant uncertainty, stress, and fear have plagued their lives. According to the CDC, teenage emergency room visits for suicide attempts increased significantly during the pandemic, with a 50% rise in cases in females and almost 4% increase in males.”

In this episode you will learn:

  • Be attentive to where your child is spending their time.
  • Be a good role model. Take care of your own mental health. Your child(ren) is learning from watching how you take care of yourself.
  • Questions to ask your child to gauge their mental health state
  • Being vulnerable is powerful
  • Children need a stable relationship with an adult

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and master certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow her on social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

Start Your Day with a Guided Meditation | William Meyer

Start Your Day with a Guided Meditation | William Meyer

September 11, 2022

Mental Health Summit was kicked off this year with a guided meditation led by William Meyer. We brought the recording here for you. It’s a great way to start your day or take a mindful moment in the middle of your day.

William Meyer is the author of “Big Breath” and “Healing Breath” - Calm your worries and build your bravery — or just relax during a busy day or wind down before bed with these two picture books.

All day long, you breathe — in and out, in and out — without even thinking about it. But did you know that you can play with your breath, use it to take you on an adventure? All you have to do is find a comfy spot and close your eyes.

Does your breath sound like ocean waves? Like the wind before a storm or a breeze at the start of spring? Can you feel it all the way down to the tips of your toes? By the time you open your eyes, you might just feel a little lighter, calmer, more relaxed.

Bill Meyer is also the author of two adventure chapter books for kids. He also published a guide for meditation in the classroom called, Three Breaths and Begin. He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Harvard and has a PhD from NYU in Education.

       
 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an elementary public school principal and certified life coach. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on Social - 

https://www.facebook.com/educationalimpactacademy

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

www.educationalimpactacademy.com

Rocked by Suicide and Reeling From the Aftermath with Barbara Rubel

Rocked by Suicide and Reeling From the Aftermath with Barbara Rubel

September 4, 2022

September is Suicide Prevention Month and I wanted to bring a guest who could share their experience losing a loved one from death by suicide.

3 weeks prior to giving birth to triplets, Barbara Rubel’s father died by suicide. Her story was featured in an Emmy award winning documentary, “Fatal Mistakes” and she shares her story in her recent book, “But, I Didn’t Get to Say Goodbye”. She is a board certified expert in traumatic stress and she is here today to help you understand the effects of trauma, help build your resilience through laughter, optimism and self-compassion. Barbara Rubel’s specialty is burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Managing grief after a suicide
  • Reactions to a suicide
  • What impacts grief after a suicide
  • A palette of grief - suggestions to help those left behind

But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide tells the story, from the perspective of a family, as they are rocked by suicide and reeling from the aftermath.

The reader will see the transformation of feelings after going through death by suicide. The revised edition is an evidence-informed and contemporary treatment of a devastating form of loss that uses the artful device of a hypothetical case study to render it in human terms.

The reader will understand how to make meaning in the loss, and ways to experience personal growth. This self-help book was revised to provide guidance and education for clinicians and families to help suicide loss survivors.

The chapters in Part 2 build upon one another sequentially, from the day of the suicide to the anniversary of the death. At the end of each chapter, there are follow-up questions to explore in counseling sessions, support groups, or at home.

GET BARBARA’S FREE DOWNLOAD PDF of “The Palette of Grief”

https://bit.ly/3cIAyP3

 

Learn more about Barbara at

www.Griefworkcenter.com

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is an Elementary Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors. She practices mindfulness personally and at school teaching students breathing and awareness techniques to help them manage their own stress to be happy and healthy!

 

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

See Your Doctor Once a Year - Heal Your Body Every Night with Dr. Stasha Gominak

See Your Doctor Once a Year - Heal Your Body Every Night with Dr. Stasha Gominak

September 2, 2022

At our Annual Mental Health Summit, Dr. Gominak shared with us how anxiety, depression, the world epidemic of sleep disorders AND MORE are due to a lack of Vitamins D and B.

Imagine a world filled with people pain-free. Mental illness, anxiety, depression and psychosis is a thing of the past. Medical illness is reduced and medication use is minimized. Dr. Gominak believes this saying is a reality, “See your doctor once a year, heal your body every night.” 

Dr. Gominak also says that autism is linked to insufficient deep sleep and that the global struggle with worsening sleep is linked to reduced sun exposure, says Dr. Gominak.

Given back enough time in deep sleep and the necessary raw materials (D and B vitamins) the brain can make up for the deep sleep that it missed and develop normal social skills even into the teens and early 20’s.

Not a morning person? Dr. Gominak says that’s due to your body not getting the correct sleep at night.

Follow Dr. Gominak at

https://drgominak.com/

 

More about the Host - Dr. Karin Jakubowski is a Public School Principal, Certified Master Life Coach and Speaker. She is passionate about helping moms first take care of themselves to be their best for their kids. She helps moms with a problem solving process when their child is experiencing challenging behaviors.

Check out her NEW Course - Happy Kids, Not Perfect Kids (Click Here)

Follow Karin on social - 

Karin's YouTube Channel

Instagram - JakubowskiKarin

Twitter - @karinjakubowski

https://twitter.com/KarinJakubowski

Instagram - #jakubowskikarin

https://www.instagram.com/jakubowskik…

Click here to get her free video course “First Steps to Happy Kids” www.educationalimpactacademy.com

 

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