Miss Tiana

"You're AMAZING just the way you ARE"

My name is Tiana Reynolds and I will be referred to on campus as "Miss Tiana." This is my first year working as the School Based Behavioral Health Specialist (SBBH) at Waimea Elementary and Kanu o ka ʻĀina.

I was raised here in Waimea where I was fortunate enough to attend WES, WMS, and later graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Shortly, after graduation I moved to the mainland played collegiate volleyball and got my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and master's in School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health.

On my free time, I love spending it with family and friends. I cherish the moments I have with these individuals. I also like going to the beach to relax, play beach volleyball, and paddle. On a daily basis, I exercise to stay healthy mentally and physically. Some fun facts about me are that I am the eldest of three and I have an extremely long name.

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Tips, Quotes, and Updates for the Week:

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall. Don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

-Michael Jordan

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You don't need a reason to help people. Let’s remember to be kind to one another, as it isn’t always apparent on the outside what the struggles we may be facing are on the inside. After all, when this is all over, all that will really matter is how we treated each other.

Here are 25 suggestions to practicing kindness.

1. Smile and make someone's day a little sweeter.

2. Look for ways you can promote peace.

3. Just listen.

4. Offer a hug or embrace.

5. Invite someone new into your friend tribe.

6. Send out a kind email or card.

7. Give someone a genuine compliment.

8. Help clean up, without being asked, help someone out in a practical way.

9. Hold open the door for the person behind you.

10. Encourage a friend or family member when they are uncertain or

11. Make peace with someone that has hurt you.

12. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

13. Let someone into your lane while driving.

14. Pay for the person behind you in line.

15. Give your time to a friend or someone who needs it.

16. Say Thank You and Please everyday without fail.

17. Meditate on loving kindness: "May you be happy, healthy, peaceful, and free from suffering, and may my actions in some way contribute to the happiness, health, peace, and freedom for all.

18. Say "I love you" a little more often to your family and friends.

19. Pause before you speak, and choose words with positive intention.

20. Help someone get some rest (watch their kids, run an errand, bring them dinner, etc).

21. Pick up litter you see thrown about even if its not yours.

22. Remove complaints and curses for one week.

23. Gift something meaningful to someone: loan a book, bring flowers, drop off cookies, whatever suits your fancy.

24. Make a donation.

25. Give up your seat, or for that matter, move your yoga mat in class, with positive intent.

Resource: https://www.doyou.com/25-ways-to-be-kind-88843/

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