Michele loves life and all of its complexities. She is a zealous creator of living lessons for children, parents and teachers, translating leading edge research and practices in mindfulness, neuroscience and compassionate communication.  It is her intention to teach children these practices so that can become more resilient, self-regulating, self aware and joyful. Her own personal growth has led to travel all over the world and to practices that led her deep inside herself. It is through these practices that much of her teaching stems. She now teams with James Baraz in writing a book for parents and teachers in Awakening Joy For Kids.

She has taught in the public education system for the past 25 years although all of her principals have described her as “out of the box” and out of the building with her students! Her university training focused on special education, psychology, kinesiology and art. She has taught kindergarten to grade 12, with a focus on elementary school, having job shared with over 30 other educators. For the past 10 years, her focus has been social and emotional learning.

Listen in as Lucca and Rebecca explore why Michele was drawn to co-create “Awakening Joy for Kids,” and feel the contagiousness of joy that emerged during our time on air together!

 

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Emily Cowan is a Vancouver comics artist and illustrator, who works largely within the themes of growing up, queer identity, feminism and mental health. She is passionate about creating stories for young girls; the kind of stories she wanted to read as a youth but was unable to find. She creates works that center around female leads, with little to no romantic plotlines, and day-to-day happenings that highlight the despair and restlessness that come hand-in-hand with being that age. She is fascinated by friendship, the only “optional” love-relationship in our lives that is often under-represented in media, and uses her art to explore the complexities of friend relationships. She also creates short autobiographical works, often humorous, that detail her own journeys into feminism, women’s health and sexuality/gender politics.

Join Lucca and Rebecca as they uncover details about the inspiration behind Emily’s work, and more!

Authentic Living, Authentic Dying, Authentic Conversations.

Cat is a priestess who walks between the lands of living and the dead. She is an advocate creating cultural change in dealing with death as well as radical healing transformations after extreme loss and life changing illness. She provides grief counseling and creative healing pathways to living a more peaceful and authentic life.

Join Lucca and Rebecca as they delve into what the ancient term “psychopomp” means, and how Cat seeks to change the way we engage with death and dying.