So what can you expect from reading this blog? To begin, I am only just starting on my journey as a school counselor. While I am currently a student in graduate school, I will someday be writing as a professional engaging with students on a daily basis in the schools. With that said, I would expect that The Water Lily Way is going to be constantly evolving and quite the experience to be part of! 🙂
Here are some of my passions and topics that you can expect to see!
School Counseling: As of Spring 2014, I am currently enrolled in Practicum (similar to an internship course), Applied Research and Evaluation in Counseling and Comprehensive School Counseling. My practicum placement is at an elementary school (K-5). I will be posting my experiences and resources that I’ve learned/used from my practicum as well as the material I learn in my two academic courses on campus.
- School counseling curriculum, individual student planning, group counseling ideas, play therapy techniques and activities, responsive services, program assessment and data analysis, and program evaluation
Professional Development: Currently a member of WSCA, and a HUGE believer in networking! Stay tuned to hear about my involvement in professional organizations and experiences.
- Conferences, trainings, professional organizations, networking, and collaboration
Mental Health: Taking care of ME mentally is an important aspect in my life, even though it can be challenging to find time to do so in the fast paced world we live in. But let me tell you, there is nothing I look forward to more than my weekly yoga class! I am beginning to experiment with different contemplative practices (both in my own life and with students), and I will be sure to share them with you!
- Mindfulness practices, yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and self-care inspiration
Nutrition: I LOVE cooking, and baking, and cooking and recipe searching and grocery shopping (for real, I do). I really enjoy making and eating healthy, nutritious meals, however I am a Wisconsin girl and lover of sweets, so I look forward to sharing and exchanging an array of recipes and nutrition related information with you!
- Recipes, cooking with kids, nutrition info., and tips
Physical Activity: Staying active helps me stay organized, healthy and mentally strong! I love to run, play tennis and I currently teach group exercise classes at our campus rec and wellness center. I can’t wait to go into more detail about all of these things!
- Group fitness classes, exercising, work-outs, and physical activity with youth
Family, Friends & Partner: I am surrounded by so many amazing people in my life, I just won’t be able to hold back from telling you about them…
I hope you’re excited like I am! Don’t forget to follow @WaterLilyWay on Twitter! It’s the best way to stay up to date on recent posts, new happenings, links I enjoy and quick reminders!
Please feel free to contact me at anytime with questions, comments, suggestions…
Welcome to The Water Lily Way!