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Resources and information about resiliency, self-care and mindful self-compassion .

Educator Resiliency

Educator Resiliency: My story September is almost over.  How quickly we forget that we’ve had two months to recharge as we fall back into the daily routine in schools. The summertime seemed to have slipped out the door when we reentered our classrooms.  It’s amazing...

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First Day Back to School

Did you make it through that first long day of school?  I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted, my kids are exhausted and it already feels like we’ve hit the ground running.  My son came home from school today and asked, “could just do something fun this evening,...

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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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Connection in a time of missed connections.

I missed my flight home today.  It almost broke me. I stood at the counter as the lady rebooked me for a later flight home which would stop me from being able to see my kids tonight, and then charged me full price for another ticket, with tears streaming down my...

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March, time for a break.

How to feel rested and recharged during Spring Break! A unique way to recharge this Spring Break– self-compassion!Read along to learn how self-compassion is your key to feeling rested and recharged. Hi friends Hooray, it’s March!  And it's spring break for Educators....

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Awaken Wellbeing Educator Weekend Retreat

by: Karley Alleyn   AWE’s first weekend retreat provided a beautiful opportunity to nourish my body, mind and soul as I relaxed in the sea and sun soaked environment at Weir’s Beach Lodge in Metchosin, BC. The location alone was certainly a highlight for me, but...

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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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