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Resources and information about resiliency and self-care.

“Shoulding” on myself

It’s Sunday - a day of rest, a day to find stillness and calm, and a chance to be with my family.  My day should be full of joy and contentment, but I’m tired, anxious and feeling like there is never enough time in the day to do all the things I need to complete, and...

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Sawubona

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...

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Awaken Wellbeing of Educators

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...

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Mindfulness for Educators

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...

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AWEsome Wellbeing Retreat

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...

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Five Back to School Practices for Educators and Parents

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...

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AWEsome Wellbeing Educator Retreat

The AWEsome Wellbeing Educator Retreat is happening on September 30th in Victoria, BC. September is a busy month for educators. We often fill our days with time for everyone else but too often forget to look after ourselves. We can't be in a school in our fullest...

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Running for wellness

This past school year was a tough year for me, and the worst part was nothing really bad happened.  I came back to work last September tired and weary and said yes to everything - the wants, the shoulds, the “have to’s” which left me feeling resentful.  I was...

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Creating time and space

It's July... and I don't know about the rest of you but all of a sudden my mind and body turned to mush and suddenly nothing got accomplished. As educators, we live in busy days and work hard for that well-deserved summer holiday. My thoughts this summer are all about...

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Collapsing at the Finish Line in June

As we are coming to the end of another school year, I am noticing that June is filled with bleary eyed educators collapsing at the finish line. We end up looking more like the owl on the right than we expect. What is it about a full school year that leaves everyone —...

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