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April's Journey to "Love Your Mind"

Hello to all our students and families

Now that April has begun and the weather is actually getting warmer. I know I just can not wait for the grass to grow and to see the early blossoms.

Like spring we are ready for change and what a great time to welcome changes in our selves. Let us begin a journey of self-compassion with the NLPS theme "Love Your Mind." This month, let's explore the beautiful art of nurturing our mental well-being and embracing self-love. Join us as we celebrate the power of a healthy mind and dive into practices that uplift our spirits.

Love Your Mind: Student Sparkle ( here are some thoughts for student and families)

  • Daily Affirmations: Start each day with a positive affirmation that boosts your self-esteem. Repeat phrases like "I am capable," "I am resilient," and "I am enough" to infuse your mindset with self-love and confidence.
  • Mindful Moments: Dedicate a few minutes each day to mindfulness. Focus on your breath, observe your surroundings, and let go of worries. Mindfulness helps you appreciate the present moment and reduces stress.
  • Gratitude Journaling: Set aside time to jot down three things you're grateful for each day. It could be a small accomplishment, a meaningful connection, or a beautiful sunset. Gratitude journaling shifts your focus to positivity.
  • Self-Care Adventures: Make a list of activities that make you feel happy and fulfilled. It could be reading a book, taking a nature walk, or trying a new recipe. Engaging in these activities shows your mind some well-deserved love.
  • Dream Board Creation: Craft a vision board with images and words that represent your aspirations. Visualizing your goals helps motivate you and reinforces the belief that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Remember, loving your mind is an ongoing journey. Be patient, kind to yourself, and celebrate your uniqueness every step of the way.


Reminder for students that PD exams have been happening and the next PD exams are in June. Please connect with your teachers if you are in grade 12 core courses to verify if you are writing for June.

Mental Health week is on May 6-10 and our schools will be sharing information and participating in activities that focus on our mental health and ways to care for our selves. 

Reminder that it won't be long till the end of our school term and if you are needing supports to complete your modules please ask. If you are struggling to balance your days and feel overwhelmed check in with your SAC for supports and information to reduce your stressors. 

Resource Roundup: Loving Your Mind in Style

For more resources, check out the Hope page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In March, we focused on cultivating a positive mindset. we began a journey of self  empowerment with the themes of Positive Mindset. Just think how changing our mindset to using a positive attitude and being open to change can  make life improve. 

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Reach Out for Support

Seeking guidance or want to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are here for you. Reach out at at the Cold Lake Outreach or call 780-594-6885. Reach out with at Lac La Biche(also  Journeys and Crossroads) Outreach or call 780-623-2658. Reach out at at Bonnyville Outreach or call 780-826-3111. We enjoy connecting with our students and parents/guardians whether by phone or in person give us a call.

Cheers here's to an April filled with self-love, positivity, and a burst of mind-loving magic. Let's celebrate ourselves and radiate the joy within!