Aug 6, 2019
Dr. Jody Carrington speaks her
truth and calls it like she sees it, which benefits the many she
has helped in her career as a clinical psychologist, speaker, and
author. The most glaring issue she saw affecting the children and
families she has worked with both in her private practice and at
the Alberta’s Children's Hospital was disconnection, isolation and
a feeling of loneliness. In today’s technology focused world, it’s
easy to lose sight of the power that actual human connection has on
our happiness and health, and Jody is here to bring about a
reconnection revolution one interaction at a time. Jody also talks
about the energy that comes with finding your purpose, how we can
begin to bring more connection into our life, and more about her
book, Kids These
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
is lighting the world on fire with her passion for others finding
their purpose and connecting with their own self to bring
themselves truly and fully to the world.
- Purpose is why you are on this planet, and what
gets you out of bed in the morning.
remember people’s presence and affect on our growth more than the
words they say.
the great leaders and figures in the world made their impact by
deeply connecting with others.
- Proximity is what we need in times of distress
to remind us that we matter.
and her siblings found out they had a biological sister, years into
their adulthood. They are very grateful to know her now and to have
her join the family.
working at the Alberta’s Children’s Hospital, Jody saw that a lack
of connection and close relationships had a profound impact on the
trauma of children.
is passionate about working those that are close with children
every day to help them understand that their presence really makes
a difference. This includes everyone from administrators,
educators, bus drivers, etc.
only way we learn emotional regulation skills is face to face with
another human being.
- It is
a conscious effort to connect, and to do so we must slow down and
detach ourselves from looking at a screen 24/7.
wrote the outline of Kids These Days on a napkin while on an airplane, and now it
serves as an important guide for both educators on families on how
to garner connection.
- Disconnect can happen to anyone, despite age or
economic status. It also happens quite often in times of grief,
which is where we really need connection the
and her team take great joy in their “Reconnection Revolution”.
They leave kind notes, pay it forward for others and love seeing
the reaction of those that it reaches.
are wired to do hard things, and one of those is to truly connect
with others. You can only get through hard things when you show
- “Purpose and passion go hand in
- “People will forget what you said, but they
will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya
kids are not the problem. It is the people that hold
are all just here walking each other home.” - Ram
Alberta Children’s Hospital
Kids These Days
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