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Resources and information about resiliency and self-care.

A Weekend on Wasan

I recently spent a weekend in the Muskoka Lakes district on a beautiful Island called Wasan. Wasan Island is situated on Lake Rosseau in the heart of the Muskoka Lakes in Ontario, Canada.  Wasan is a privately owned and operated island by the Breuninger Foundation, a...

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Getting Across the June Finish Line

Today when I got home I realized my underwear were on backwards- BACKWARDS... I wore them the wrong way all day long and was just too tired to realize. As we are coming to the end of another school year, I am noticing that June is filled with bleary eyed educators,...

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AWE retreats – a day in April…

(all images - Photography by Angela McConnell) AWE was created this year to support the wellbeing of educators. We believe when teachers are happy, students will learn better. AWE works with educators who believe in heart-centred learning. Ones who want to take the...

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“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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