Archive for Affirmation

The Journey Ahead

Posted on Affirmation, General, Self-Esteem, Stress June 3, 2018 by Mary George

For many, the end of the school year means Graduation- whether it is college, high school, 8th grade, 5th grade or even pre-school. It signifies growth and change as well as also a time for reflection. A reflection on the positive aspects of the last few years that helped you achieve your goals academically, personally, socially and above all what has made you happy.
Remember who you are and your unique qualities and talents that make you special. Take those with you and embrace them as you gain more independence. Think about the amazing friends that have filled you up along your journey. They will still be there for you – You can live in different places, experience different things but you can come back together and the foundation of your friendship will still there. As you move on there will be situations that arise in which you will feel lost. Remember that it is okay to ask for help. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of intelligence. Ask for it, you are not alone. Failure will occur, you are living and learning, it is a part of life. Grow from the experience and forgive yourself along the way.

As a friend so eloquently said to me, “Be brave. Be bold. And do not waste time moving in conflict with yourself. Find your niche in life and begin building in it as soon as you hear the faint voice inside that says, ‘this is who I am.’ And never stop listening to it.”

 

To all of the wonderful young adults and children that we have been privileged to work with –
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION!!!
 
—My Remarkable Self  
**My Remarkable Self® is available to facilitate private workshops for parents and / or students on a a variety of topics in your school, work place or home.

Better Person

Posted on Affirmation, General, Parenting, Self-Esteem January 1, 2018 by Mary George

Every year we give you our thoughts as to making resolutions for ourselves and our children. This year we were excited (and a bit surprised!) to see a recent poll that “being a better person”tops the list of most people’s resolutions for 2018. But what does does “being a better person” actually mean? To us, being a better person means looking inside of yourself and determining what values are important to you and what will make positive change for you as well as others.
 
It has been proven that virtues such as gratitude and giving improve our overall well being and satisfaction both within our lives and for others. Empathy, compassion and acts of kindness – the Golden Rule – also fall into this category. Maybe if we all worked towards embodying these virtues our present society would become more a positive, kind environment. Just imagine how teaching and developing these values in our children could change the world! At My Remarkable Self we strive to teach these invaluable life lessons in every class, workshop and presentation that we give. In addition to working with our students, we work with parents, educators and community groups and give them tools to help our children and ourselves navigate our ever changing world.
 
So as you look forward to 2018, think about what it takes to help us and our children be better people. I can tell you that my word for the year (see last year’s blog) is “better!” Happy New Year!!
 
Here are our workshops that are tailored to meet the needs of a school, corporate, community or private group. Please reach out to us today! 
 
Navigating Technology & Social Media with Your Child
Mother/Daughter Relationships
Communication & Your Child
Self-Esteem & Leadership*
Stress & Transitions
Friendship and the Power of Words*
Teasing & Bullying*
Kik, Snapchat and Insta – What do you know about Social Media and being a responsible digital citizen?*
Shattering the Glass Ceiling (aimed for high school girls grades 9-12)*
Taking Care of Me – Puberty & Hygiene (for both boys & girls)*
* Specifically aimed for students, can be tailored according to age.
 
–Mary & Claire
 
**My Remarkable Self® is available to give workshops, school/camp assemblies and classes for parents, students, educators and businesses.**