Nature Will Show You How!


Hello from beautiful Canada!

I am doing a road trip through the Candian Rocky Mountains at the moment and am in complete awe of the gorgeous scenery here. Have you been out here before?

I can’t think of a better way to unwind, relax and get back in tune with yourself then to spend time with and in nature.

This is how I am unwinding and recharging my energy: epic hikes, tons of photography, mindful breathing, green juices and smoothies, daily 10 min meditation, watching sunsets and feeling relaxed and grateful for the beauty and simplicity nature gives us.

During my walks I have come to realize that nature is forever showing us how to relax, take it easy and unwind. This is what she has shown me in this last week: Clouds moving slowly, streams trickling quietly, butterflies fluttering gently, bees taking their time moving from one flower to the next, and flowers swaying ever so gently with the wind. Can we be more like this? ABSOLUTELY!


Put aside your electronic gadgets, phones and computer and drop the WORRY. Use this summer holiday to really take your time to relax, unwind, renew, love and take oh so delicious care of yourself. You see, like YOU there is and never will be another and you are very IMPORTANT. Important to your family, partner, kids and students who adore you and can’t wait to see you in September, ok?

What are doing to unwind and how do you treat yourself with loving goodness?

Leave a comment below and let me know :)

Here’s to a happy, lazy and relaxing summer for you!


PS: The Happy Whole Teacher Revolution is coming soon in September and I would love for you to part of it!! Stay tuned for more information… :)

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Enjoy your holidays xx

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Is This How You Feel Right Now?

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Why is it that every year without fail at exactly this time of the year, teachers all over the world look and feel like our owl friend on the right?

When I saw this picture, I first laughed especially when my own son said, ‘Oh yeah mama, you definitely look like that owl, but then I realized that this is WRONG and teachers shouldn’t have to end each school year utterly exhausted, drained and looking so worn out!

Since I am now a certified wellness coach, over the coming weeks and emails I’ll help you with some self-care tips and strategies to get your new school year off to a great start and sustain the goodness throughout the rest of the year.

In the meantime, enjoy your summer holidays and really take time to unwind, sleep in, read that NON EDUCATIONAL book you’ve been dying to read, go to the movies, see friends, get back to nature, cook, laugh and take long walks.

Self-care, especially now is important because it’s time to restore balance. Your life was busy crazy up until the last day of school and so it’s really important to slow down and let your body regroup again.

It’s YOU time now so enjoy. You absolutely deserve it and it’s also part of being a Happy Whole Teacher!

I’d really love to hear from you on this one.

What are your thoughts about teacher burn out at the end of the year? What was or continues to be your major struggle when June comes around?

My hope is that with your help and this amazing community, we can share some of our experiences, struggles and insights with each other.

Share as much details as possible and remember that you could be potentially helping another teacher with similar struggles. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and for being part of this awesome community.

Be safe,


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You May Not Hear This Enough…

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The end of school has arrived! Well done amazing teacher- you did it again and got through another school year. As a former art teacher and primary school principal, I have been part of both ends of the spectrum in a school … Continue reading