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Author: Soula Gountouvas

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Soula Gountouvas lives in Toronto, Canada, of French-Canadian and Greek descent, and works with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education managing retreats and doing community outreach. Currently working in schools, she has offered violence prevention programming with youth and school staff since 2014. After discovering mindfulness herself at the age of 19, she’s passionate about offering Mindfulness, Compassionate Communication, Justice and the Arts programs to youth.

Posted Aug. 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m. by Soula Gountouvas | View Comments

We’ve all been coping, in one way or another, through the tough times the pandemic has brought on: huge lifestyle changes, self-isolation and uncertainty about the future. Even if someone had it all figured out, this would be a challenge. With most of us losing access to some of our best tools to keep us sane - being with friends, going to parks, working and routine - there are a lot of tools that can help us build resilience right now and for the future. From the tangle of our thoughts, feelings, worries, emotions, and not-so-helpful mental habits, here’s one ...