Educator Burn Out, Mindfulness, Positive Education


Saturday, 17th February 2018

I recently watched Susan David’s TEDWomen Talk from 2017.   She speaks clearly and passionately about emotional agility and how learning to radically accept of all our emotions – even the messy and hard ones – which is the cornerstone to resiliency, thriving, and true authentic happiness.  These are some of the take-away messages I heard…

I appreciated her position on how, as a society, we build a culture around relentless positivity.  As someone who works closely with educators and teens in building resilience and increasing positive culture in schools,… Continue reading…

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Awaken Wellbeing of Educators

Friday, 29th December 2017

Educators are tired .  Back in October a colleague asked me how my summer went, and I looked blankly at her confused by her question.  The rush of back-to-school and a quick-paced Fall had thrown me into such a busy state that I had forgotten just a few short months ago I had had the loveliest summer with my family.  Yet, within weeks, the rest and rejuvenation I had come to love had disappeared.

Teaching is emotional work.  Educators are no longer in front of a classroom presenting information.  They have become… Continue reading…

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Educator Burn Out, Mindfulness, New Curriculum

Mindfulness for Educators

Thursday, 26th October 2017

Why should we talk about mindfulness for educators?


We hear this word all over these days: mindfulness  Be mindful of how you eat.  Be mindful while you drive, brush your teeth, have a shower, walk up the stairs. Our whole life is supposed to be lived in this mindful bliss.

Big corporations, hospitals and — more recently — education are jumping on board to bring mindfulness into board meetings, surgical rooms and classrooms.  What is it about mindfulness that has educators rushing out to buy a new… Continue reading…

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AWEsome Wellbeing Retreat

Sunday, 15th October 2017

At the end of September AWE hosted the first ever AWEsome Wellbeing Retreat for Educators.

It was met with amazing reviews and participants left feeling calm, connected and collected – ready to take on the world that was waiting for them.

This retreat was hosted at the beautiful Roundhouse Farm in Victoria, BC.

The day brought together educators from elementary to post-secondary and from up and down Vancouver Island who were ready to set aside a day for stillness, self-care and self-compassion.


Each retreat includes mindfulness meditation, restorative yoga,… Continue reading…

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Educator Burn Out, Parenting, Positive Education

Five Back to School Practices for Educators and Parents

Monday, 4th September 2017

Back to school is a busy time for educators and parents.  And, if you’re like me and live both of these roles the busyness can sometimes feel overwhelming and anxious.

For educators this time is full of planning lessons, setting up classrooms, organizing schedules and getting our heads wrapped back around the busy pace of September.  

For parents, it’s back to school shoppings, early wake-ups, and the promise of an upcoming routine.

September is a time of year that provides a reset – a chance to start again… Continue reading…

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