Thursday, 26th October 2017

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 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…

Sunday, 15th October 2017

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 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…

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.

The… Continue reading…

Saturday, 7th May 2016

What are you missing?

This weekend I had the privilege of sitting in silence with twenty five educators from the Greater Victoria School District.   We have all embarked on an 8-week mindfulness journey where we meet once a week for two hours to meditate and learn about mindful living.   This weekend was our meditation retreat after completing 6 weeks so far of being together.

 

Led my local mindfulness instructor, the lovely Stephanie Curran, we escaped deep into the beautiful sanctuary of West Saanich and had the opportunity to sit in silence for… Continue reading…

Wednesday, 13th April 2016

5 Simple Tools to Enhance Well-being in the Classroom

I wrote this article last September for The Tale of Two Teachers.  I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to get to know both Karley and Meaghan throughout this year.  Thanks you two for the inspiration to get writing again!

Congratulations! You have made it through your first couple of weeks back to school. By now you probably know who your students are, you can recognize them in the halls, and you are still bursting with summer energy. Way to go!

Keeping that positive energy up throughout the year… Continue reading…