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Lisa McManes

Hello my friends, and thank you for coming to my space on the world wide web!

Growing the light was created to bring awareness and help children develop their emotional intelligence and build a strong foundation and connection to self. In my BOOK Follow Your Rainbow children will learn how to recognize and label certain emotions and personal traits, and all of their magical qualities that come from within-in relation to all the colours of the rainbow!  When children start to discover who they are-their self love and confidence grow which in turn helps them navigate and learn how to express their emotions more effectively throughout their life.

A little bit about me…….

My name is Lisa McManes-I am a wife, and a mother to three amazing little humans.

Before having a family of my own I had the opportunity to work in the early childhood education system for over five years, and it was there that I discovered the magic of children!  I fell in love with their imaginations, their big emotions, and their ability to be in the present moment!

When I decided to go back to work I knew that I wanted to work with children again, but in a less structured environment.  I wanted to teach children about their mental and physical health-their whole body wellness!

I became a youth yoga teacher, and became a certified kids life coach with Kids Coaching Connection.  I am currently the Community Director for an amazing non profit called the Orenda Society where I lead many youth to tap into their inner knowing through self-inquiry, breath, movement, connection, mentorship, and raw discussion.

The children that I have worked with and my own three amazing children have taught me so much about life and myself, and I will be forever grateful. They push me to stay curious and playful. They push me out of my comfort zone. They push me to keep growing and learning new practices so that I can show up as my best self.

I encourage my own children to follow their dreams, play big, and spread love and kindness out in our world, and I realize the value of me role modeling and living my life in that exact way!

Follow Your Rainbow

Follow your rainbow was created to grow and develop children’s awareness and connection to self.  This book helps to foster the learning of each child’s unique magnificence and all of their magical qualities that come from within, in relation to the beautiful colours of the rainbow.

My hope for you and your child is to remain curious, discover and explore these traits together by taking the time to engage, ask questions, and reflect-this is the heart work, and the discovery of self.

Our hearts are our home-we should get to know them! This book is also a reminder to pause, put your hand on your heart, and take a big deep breath.  Your colours are in your heart and are yours to choose at anytime.

Keep growing, loving, and shining all your colours bright.  Our world needs all of your colours!

Light it up!

Much love,