Saturday, June 19, 2021

Focusing on leverage and early intervention around emotional literacy

A number of years ago, I was asked to give a talk about health and well-being to staff at a local mining company. They gave us an hour for the task in the brief.

So I gave it the title, “The 60min Wellness Challenge” with the aim to kickstart one’s path to a long and happy life through better emotional literacy, and good stable relationships. It was a “dreamy” goal of course.

Today, I am preparing the same talk for a group of first year teachers. I love talking to teachers (AND Family Doctors) about “this stuff”, because if teachers and Family Doctors can model and teach this to our young kids, then we might have a healthier generation in the future. A small change at the beginning can lead to a big change at the end through leveraging.

I have no delusion that it will change quickly, but if we can plant the seed and nurture it over time, harvest day might come eventually.

So be a “farmer”, plant the seed, and nurture it …

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