Counselor's Corner

Digital Learning Daily Check-In

A PLACE TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND NURTURE OUR GROWTH AS PARENTS AND EDUCATORS.


Monday, May 4

Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a nice weekend and were able to do something positive for yourself. 

 Today, let's discuss the reasons why mental health is so important. Mental health touches nearly every aspect of our lives: 

Physical Health: Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and chronic stress have been linked to physical conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Good mental health also allows us to make choices that are better for our physical health, especially when it comes to nutrition and exercise.

Relationships: When we have good mental health, we are able to relate to others in more positive and meaningful ways. This applies to all kinds of relationships, from parents and teachers to friends, co-workers, and romantic partners.

Work/School: The ability to work efficiently and focus on tasks to completion can be hampered by poor mental health. On the other hand, good mental health may promote better performance at school or work.

Personal Development: Individuals with good mental health tend to have more success in setting and achieving their goals. They are also better able to manage stress when it arises in the course of daily life, as it inevitably does for all of us. In other words, mental health matters. It plays a big role in an individual’s sense of well-being and the contributions they can make to the world.

What's in your smoothie?

Now here is your prompt for the day.

I want you to make a mental health smoothie. Draw a glass and then pour words (your ingredients) into the glass that will help your mental health. 

Some ingredients in my smoothie are positivity, compassion, patience, grace and exercise.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

When I think of my happy place, I go to the forest or the ocean in my mind.

I grew up on the east coast with the beach in my backyard. Swimming, kayaking and walking along the shore was always my refuge. Later in life when I moved to Oregon, I felt like I moved to Ferngully (old kids movie). The magic and splendor of the pacific northwest continues to amaze me 14 years later.

Where is your happy place? What place makes you smile, feel joy or get positive energy? Do you have someone you like to share that space with? What happened last time you were there?

Send me a picture, draw a picture, describe your happy place.

Have a great Tuesday! Enjoy the sun!


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Happy hump day everyone!

Is anyone else concerned about plans they made for the summer not happening? I sure am. My family and I have camping trips and vacations planned. I look forward to summer every year because of the opportunity to travel. Having it all up in the air is frustrating! 

Daydreaming about these trips has eased some of my worries. I know it's not "if" I will ever take these, but "when."

Sometimes using our imagination can calm us, make us forget for a brief moment that things are unknown, or give us an outlet for our frustrations.

So here's your prompt:

What is your dream vacation? Think of the place, the weather, the scenery. Who are you there with? What are you doing? Close your eyes and let yourself daydream for a bit.

Until tomorrow, take care and reach out.


Counselor's Corner

Digital Learning Daily Check-In

A PLACE TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND NURTURE OUR GROWTH AS PARENTS AND EDUCATORS.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

When I think of my happy place, I go to the forest or the ocean in my mind.

I grew up on the east coast with the beach in my backyard. Swimming, kayaking and walking along the shore was always my refuge. Later in life when I moved to Oregon, I felt like I moved to Ferngully (old kids movie). The magic and splendor of the pacific northwest continues to amaze me 14 years later.

Where is your happy place? What place makes you smile, feel joy or get positive energy? Do you have someone you like to share that space with? What happened last time you were there?

Send me a picture, draw a picture, describe your happy place.

Have a great Tuesday! Enjoy the sun!


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Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 503-297-2336
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Edison High School is located on the campus of Jesuit High School.

Located in Portland, Oregon, Edison High School is a private school dedicated to meeting the special education needs of Learning Disabled teens (LD teens). Our students' learning differences include dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing, visual processing, communication disorders, executive functioning weakness and nonverbal learning disorders.