Better Me
Becoming The Best We Can Be
The Better Me Podcast delves into how people navigate through life’s challenges and live as the best people they can be. Coach, writer, and educator Heather M. Ross chats with guests about how they’ve gotten past life’s bumps in the road, from potholes to sinkholes. She also shares her own stories of living with a mental illness while striving to pursue her dreams.

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We had to say goodbye to one of our dogs last week. As a tribute to her, this episode is about some of the lessons I’ve learned from our dogs over the years.

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We can set all the boundaries we want, but often we’re the first one to violat them.

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We should celebrate our accomplishments, including thanking those who helped us. We need to share our failures to help others and fight our own imposter syndrome. And we need to relish the boring days. Have a listen to hear how all of this helps with…

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ere are some of the things that are making me happy right now. How about you?

1000 Awesome Things (website I mentioned in this episode)

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Professor, clinical psychologist, and co-founder of Teach Me Self Care (http://www.teachmeselfcare.com) Jorden Cummings joined me to talk about not only the importance of self-care, but also finding real self care that works for each individual person.

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Having the right words is vital to good communication. Having the right words to describe our emotions is necessary for our well-being

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Terry Greene, the host of the Gettin’ Air podcast and the Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University, joined me to talk about our mutual love of podcasting and two new projects where students acted as co-designers to create materials to help other…

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Professor and writer Loleen Berdahl was back on the podcast to talk about dumping SMART goals for EASY goals, why we need to act before we feel motivated and why it’s not selfish to just take time to think.

You can read her blog / newsletter at…

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My good friend Jennifer Diehr joined me again to talk about books, this time focusing on book banning, the importance of learning about history, and Judy Blume. Plus, we talk about how the Green Room for the Better Me Podcast is seriously lacking….

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My daughter Sydney joined me on the show for the third time, this time to talk about going from being a tween to a teen, starting high school in a few months, book banning, and baseball. This was a fun and interesting conversation.

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.