Transition: Leavers and Stayers

Last week grade 12 reconnected after the Covid quarantine and today the grade 12 students prepared to transition and have healthy closure by building a RAFT:  Reconciliation, Affirmations, Farewells and Thinking Ahead.  Just as important to leave well, we have to stay well.  We are a mobile community with people in transition.  Take some time to build a RAFT if you are preparing for a move.  If you are staying, take some time to affirm your relationships, celebrate others and take care to build your day with people and activities that are meaningful to you.  Here are a couple of websites for leavers and stayers, whether you are a student or adult:

https://globallygrounded.com/2017/02/28/6-steps-towards-being-a-successful-stayer-in-an-international-school/

https://internationalschoolcommunity.com/blog/2016/06/04/10-ways-help-students-say-goodbye/

Podcast: Brene Brown on Comparative Suffering

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership. Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 35 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed talk on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bren%C3%A9-on-comparative-suffering-50-50-myth-settling/id1494350511?i=1000469683601

Podcast: Feel Better Live More: How Being Kind Helps…

#104 How Being Kind Helps Your Immune System, Reduces Stress and Changes Lives with Dr David Hamilton 1:50:18 3/25/20 The world is changing and people are feeling scared. What we regard as normal has been completely flipped on its head. What we need now more than ever is kindness.  When you’re kind to someone, it’s not just that person who benefits. Kindness makes you …

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/104-how-being-kind-helps-your-immune-system-reduces/id1333552422?i=1000469407920