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Compassion

5 Ways for Teachers to Take a Self-Compassion Break 

While working nonstop to help their students thrive, educators often end up neglecting their own well-being. High-school counsellor and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher Lisa Baylis offers a toolbox of simple practices for educators to offer themselves the same compassion they show in the classroom. Read More 

  • Lisa Baylis
  • March 9, 2022
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Health

Adam Avin on Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids 

Adam Avin saw his peers hurting and wanted to help them. In this interview, the now-16-year-old talks about the innovative ways he shares mindfulness skills with other kids and teens, sowing seeds for a happier and more peaceful future. Read More 

  • Amber Tucker
  • December 8, 2020
Calm

Simply Being Awake to What Is 

How the clear and kind words of Stephen Levine helped one journalist stop admonishing himself and helped him sit with his inner rumble and panic. Read More 

  • Dan Olmsted
  • February 2, 2016
Calm

There are no tigers in a blackboard jungle 

Inadvertently, No Child Left Behind has resulted in teachers more stressed-out than ever. This is where practicing mindful awareness can make all the difference. The classroom is a set-up for the stress response. I’m trying to get through this lesson so my kids will do well on the standardized… Read More 

  • Tish Jennings
  • June 13, 2011
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