We spent our summer searching worldwide for a diverse team of the brightest minds to give you the best possible back-to-school advice. The team we put together might look cute and cuddly but don’t let that distract you from their very important messages.
Olivia’s Advice: Never Stop Learning
Olivia loves to read and she has a wide range of interests! Here are a couple of our favourite books if you are looking for an interesting read.
Shawn’s pick: The Power of Habits. I love this book! It’s an informative and entertaining read that shows how habits are formed and can be changed. It does a great job of giving real world examples on how habits affect our lives, organizations and society as a whole. https://www.developgoodhabits.com/power-of-habit-review/
Petra’s pick: The Introvert Advantage. This is a great book because it will help you understand the gifts and needs of introverts – whether you are one, parenting one or teaching one this will help you! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49322.The_Introvert_Advantage
Karen’s Picks: As a wife, mother and business owner, it’s crucial for me to keep things on an organized and smoothly running track. This wasn’t always easy and sometimes not always possible, but a couple great resources that helped me were always focused on doing things better and wiser. Here’s a couple of books that helped me achieve those goals, I believe because they affected my foundation. Hope you gain some useful tidbits from them too.
Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/78427.The_Total_Money_Makeover
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1134122.The_Power_of_Positive_Thinking
Lil’ Nippers’ Advice: Go to Bed!
The night belongs to us – we don’t want to see you! Bedtime rituals aren’t just for kids, they help prepare your mind and body for a good night’s rest. Here are some tips on how to get a better sleep! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eLfn7Ewx_s
Mr. Turtle & Friends: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
The school year is a marathon, not a sprint. Being organized and prepared is a good way to stay on top of things and avoid rushing around at the last minute. What do you need to do to prepare for the new school year? Here are some suggestions.
Fergus the Frog: Hop into Fitness
If you struggle with having time to workout, remember you can get a lot of exercise through normal, everyday activity. Get your body moving whenever you have a chance.
Meet the Classy Threads Team
Shawn, Sara, Petra and Karen
We thought we’d include some pics of the team in this issue and came up with the idea of an Ice Cream Photo Shoot! We would eat ice cream, get some great photos and do team bonding at the same time! Last week, we headed out to our local 80 flavours on a sunny afternoon and we learned a couple things: ice cream melts very fast and it takes a long time to take pictures of 4 people. By the end of the shoot, ice cream was everywhere and we were exhausted from laughing! We definitely had some team bonding time we will never forget but didn’t get the beautiful, posed pictures we were hoping for. We decided to share the pics with you anyway and maybe you’ll get a laugh too.