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Resilience - Where Does it Come From? with Barbara Rubel

Resilience - Where Does it Come From? with Barbara Rubel

August 20, 2022

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:

  • Help for burnout
  • What is vicarious trauma?
  • Framework for wellness for compassion fatigue and resilience
  • Managing trauma-related employment stress

Learn more about Barbara -

www.Griefworkcenter.com

Barbara was named, “Essential Worker Mental Health Thought-Leader of the Year 2022”

Barbara is a keynote speaker and author, has been accepted into Newsweek Expert Forum, an invitation-only community for pioneering thinkers and industry leaders.

Barbara was hand-selected to join the community based on her proven expertise in burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and loss in the workplace. As a member, Barbara is part of a curated network of thought leaders from a broad range of influential industries and professions who share unique insights and analysis with one another and publish thought-provoking content.

The objective of Barbara’s evidence-based programs is to present current understanding of how professional helpers and social organizations respond to traumatic loss experiences and interventions, based on the acronym FABULOUS: Flexibility, Attitude, Boundaries, United, Laughter, Optimism, Understanding job satisfaction, and Self compassion.

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)

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Twitter - @KarinJakubowski

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

Practicing Self - Care | Mental Health Awareness Summit with Dr. Shahana Alibhai

Practicing Self - Care | Mental Health Awareness Summit with Dr. Shahana Alibhai

August 14, 2022

“Self awareness is the key” says Dr. Alibhai, Family Doctor, public speaker and “Community Healer.”

Dr. Alibhai opened our Mental Health Awareness Summit this year with a keynote. Listen here to this episode where we recorded it just for you.

Dr. Alibhai’s parents escaped Uganda as refugees and started their new life in Canada. 

She took classes at night at the young age of 16 and became a certified fitness instructor.

She practices as a Family Doctor and is a motivating and inspiring public speaker, famous for her TedX Talk, "Emotional Literacy for Better Mental Health." She is known as a "Community Healer."

But, like each of us...she has a story.

After completing her residency in Family Medicine and birthing her first son, the stressors of life caught up with her as much as she knew a lot about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She found herself at rock bottom suffering with postpartum anxiety and feeling alone.

"The first step is to learn to be self-aware." - Dr. Alibhai

Even though Dr. Alibhai studied nutrition, exercise and medicine for ten years, she finally found the missing link - HEALTHY THINKING.

Dr. Alibhai currently works in the largest health youth clinic in British Columbia. She works with young adults ages 12-24. 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental health illness. 

Learn more about Dr. Alibhai at

https://drshahana.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 - 

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

 

What Goes Through a Toddler’s Mind That Parents are so Desperate to Understand?

What Goes Through a Toddler’s Mind That Parents are so Desperate to Understand?

August 1, 2022

According to Gramps Jeffrey, one of the important treasures in life is moral values.

Gramps Jeffrey’s children's book "I Don't Want to Turn 3" serves its purpose of character-building and grooming the personality of your kids by teaching them great moral lessons. It takes readers on a journey into Jordan's world. Jordan's two years old and scared because his parents expect more of him when he turns three tomorrow, and Jordan discovers what happens when you take, when you share, and when you give back.

Gramps Jeffrey wrote this book for grandparents who want to be more involved in influencing how this latest generation grows up.

Gramps Jeffrey has 4 kids and 6 grandchildren and looks at how the kids are growing up as a baby boomer trying to understand how the world has evolved since he was 3 years old.

As the author of the acclaimed business book "The Secrets of Retailing...How to Beat Walmart" and a contributor to The Huffington Post of over 100 articles on how to help the nonprofit world and also help grow small businesses, Gramps' commentary is quite timely in the challenging world we live in.

https://grampsjeffrey.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 - 

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

How a Busy Mom can Thrive with Fitness & Nutrition, Healthy Recipes & Family Fun

How a Busy Mom can Thrive with Fitness & Nutrition, Healthy Recipes & Family Fun

July 23, 2022

Ahna Fulmer is the author and owner of leading DIY healthy lifestyle blog, Hammers N Hugs, where busy moms are empowered to enjoy healthy hearts and happy homes with fitness and nutrition coaching, healthy recipes, DIY tutorials, home design inspiration, and family fun. Equipping you to fulfill your God-given purpose with more confidence and joy by redeveloping your holistic health – emotionally, mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually – one imperfect day at a time.

Click Here for Free Fat Loss Accelerator Course

Click Here for Ahna's Free Digital Magazine

Learn More About Ahna!

https://hammersnhugs.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 Karin 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

 

Empathy is the Driving Force Toward Real Societal Change | Kristen Donnelly, Ph.D.

Empathy is the Driving Force Toward Real Societal Change | Kristen Donnelly, Ph.D.

July 16, 2022

If we spend time with others' stories and lived experiences, we can better understand the who, what, and why of them. 

Dr. Kristen Donnelly is a TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity. She is one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, Chief Operations Officer of their parent company, and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How she started a research institute on the back of a napkin
  • Emotional intelligence - why does it matter? 
  • How tolerance flattens diversity
  • What being a 2nd generation family business owner has taught her about empathy
  • Mandatory books to read for empathy building
  • Why people, as a rule, are so exhausted
  • Curiosity is the greatest super power humans can cultivate

Watch Kristen’s TEDx Talk on inclusivity, trauma, the lie of 'back to normal', and how no one is replaceable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9kx1MUI3Bk

 

More about Kristen

https://abbey-research.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 Karin 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

 

Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child’s Diagnosis | Dr. Norrine Russell

Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child’s Diagnosis | Dr. Norrine Russell

July 8, 2022

Dr. Russell’s passion is providing support to frustrated students and weary parents. Her work is fueled by her own experience of raising two complex children who are both neurologically atypical autism, mood disorders, ADHD, giftedness, and learning differences. Dr. Russell knows firsthand the exhaustion parents face as they day in and day out seek solutions for their out-of-the-box child. 

Dr. Russell is dedicated to walking beside families and helping them turn chaos into calm.

In this episode you will learn:

  • About her recently published book, "Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During, and After Your Child's Diagnosis"
  • What you will be able to take away from this book? 
  • Why it is a must read right now for parents

Buy Dr. Russell’s NEW! Book - “Asking the Right Questions about ADHD Before, During and After Your Child’s Diagnosis

https://www.amazon.com/Asking-Questions-Before-During-Diagnosis/dp/B0B3WWMN4K/ref=sr_1_2?crid=27YM6Z9NM14BZ&keywords=norrine+russell&qid=1657277110&sprefix=norrine+russell%2Caps%2C100&sr=8-2

 

Follow Dr. Russell at 

https://russellcoaching.com/adhd-book-release

 

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

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

From the Pregnancy Body Roller Coaster to Getting in The Best Shape of Your Life | Shannon Wright

From the Pregnancy Body Roller Coaster to Getting in The Best Shape of Your Life | Shannon Wright

July 2, 2022

With each pregnancy, Shannon experienced different challenges and during her fourth and last one, she had a lot of anxiety. It was unexplained. She had a constant underlying anxiety regardless of the baby doing great and no big life circumstances. She talked with her husband, doctor and God and took medication for a short time for postpartum, which really helped. The day she came home from the hospital with her fourth child, Covid started and we were all in quarantine. Then, her sister unexpectedly passed away right after that and she had a peace that surpassed her understanding. Shannon went from having anxiety for at least 10 months to extreme peace during a time of life, when most of the world didn’t have peace. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Shannon’s story of helping others find peace and purpose among the trials
  • All about collagen - that inhibits fat storage, improves muscle tone, restores youthful skin
  • A lesson Shannon is learning in motherhood right now
  • How to take control of your health and get in your best shape

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

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

 

Life After Loss - Moving Through Grief to Live and Love Again with Alison Pena

Life After Loss - Moving Through Grief to Live and Love Again with Alison Pena

June 26, 2022

After losing her husband to pancreatic cancer, Alison designed new ways to re-engage, reinvent, and rebuild. Her new book, “The Bad Widow Guide to Life After Loss: Moving Through Grief to Live and Love Again,”  supports people grieving and those who love them. Alison Pena, aka Bad Widow, is a  Grief Resilience Coach,  #1 Amazon bestselling Author and Speaker and Affluence Code® Consultant

In this episode you will learn:

  • What Alison did when she was told her husband had 6 weeks to live 
  • Why Alison says, “When you are watching someone who is leaving, there is not much to be afraid of.”
  • Handling your emotions, how to take care of yourself when you are the caregiver
  • Alison’s experience…how difficult it was to get out of bed after the loss of her husband, going through a ‘wasteland of grief’ as she calls it
  • How Alison got her name ‘Bad Widow’
  • How everyone who wanted to get it right kept getting it wrong. The way they were talking, treating her, and more
  • Alison’s turning point after feeling broken and people treating her like she was broken
  • The difference between devastated, not broken
  • What you do, when you have no idea who you are. Reinventing yourself.

People want to give you what you ask them for, but they don’t want to get it wrong, especially if you are a widow. Alison found out that as long as she could be SO clear with others about what she needed, so they could not get it wrong and it wasn’t too much of a stretch for them, she got it about 80% of the time.

https://www.amazon.com/Widow-Guide-Life-After-Loss/dp/1737790505/

https://badwidow.com/

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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

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

 

Kids Need Social Skills - Diana Cortese Makes it Simple to Teach

Kids Need Social Skills - Diana Cortese Makes it Simple to Teach

June 20, 2022

When we equip kids with the tools they need to develop positive peer relationships, we cause a ripple effect of prosocial behaviors resulting in not only more emotionally secure kids but stronger communities as well.  

Diana is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and former Special Education teacher dedicated to helping kids develop the 21st century social skills that will lead them to happier, healthier lives.

As both an educator and mom of two boys, she is deeply invested in the type of culture we are creating for our kids.  She developed and facilitated social skills groups in public schools at every grade level from preschool to high school. She believes so much in the power of social connection. She even created her own Social Skills Groups at South Bay Kids Connection!

Diane has used this as a model in creating the first of its kind - Social & Play Skills Group course.

Teaching the "soft skills" is more important than ever in today's fast paced, dynamic and nuanced social environments.  It's frustrating when our students don't transfer these social skills outside of the classroom.  Especially after pouring so much time and energy into teaching them.  

Our students all have differing abilities. It can be exhausting and time consuming trying to piecemeal a social learning curriculum together on the fly. How can we make sure that we are teaching the right social skills, in a way that kids will enjoy and retain when there is no one size fits all curriculum?

“All children can and deserve to succeed. But the skills to achieve success today have changed,” says Diana.

In this episode you will learn:

-What are soft skills? 

-Why are they so important now more than ever before?

- What our kids need to have to develop these skills? 

- Why we explicitly teach social and play skills? (instead of just waiting for them to develop)

-How we can teach social skills to our kids/students in a way that doesn't feel like work (for them)?

Check out her website for free activities -
https://www.teachsocialskills.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 Karin 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

 

My Child is Being Bullied - A Teen Shares Her Story

My Child is Being Bullied - A Teen Shares Her Story

June 12, 2022

Shanti Hershenson is a teenager who advocates for anti-bullying, and you may find her at open mic-nights, performing her spoken word poem, Needles & Thorns, which is about the struggle of bullying in middle schools. 

Shanti Hershenson’s first two novellas were published when she was in the sixth grade, although her writing journey started long before then. Ever since she could hold a pencil, marker, or crayon, she was creating stories. They started from pictures, mere scribbles, and eventually, turned into captivating tales.

Shanti lives in California with her parents, sister, and furry friends. Besides writing, she enjoys skateboarding, Beyblading, free-running, falconry, and of course, reading. 

She writes in a variety of genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction, although she mostly sticks to Sci-Fi.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Shanti started writing
  • What to do with writer’s block
  • Her experience being bullied
  • What parents can do if their child is being bullied
  • Bully prevention in schools

shantihershenson.com

Shanti’s books:

You Won't Know Her Name

Biome Lock

The Chronicles of Ziel DeLaine

The Accidental Insurgent

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

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

 

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