Thursday, 24th August 2017

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 capacity to teach kids if we’re not in our fullest capacity ourselves. Happy teachers practice self-care.

This is an invitation to come practice heart-centred self-care.  Give yourself permission to nourish your body, find stillness in your thoughts and reconnect with the habits of wellbeing.

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Saturday, 15th July 2017

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 emotionally vulnerable which was causing strain in my relationships and left me feeling weary and tired.  And, then I had two hard falls, which injured me quite badly and left me in constant pain.  Physical pain, emotional weariness, and an overall… Continue reading…

Wednesday, 21st June 2017

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 — students, teachers and administrators — exhausted and weary and struggling to finish the year with energy?  So often, educators are givers.  We give so much of ourselves, our time, our energy that by the time we… Continue reading…