Part 2-Why the **** Are We So Stressed?

This is Part 2 in a four part series about why the **** we are so stressed.  Part 1 was about how worrying about things we can’t control causes our stress levels to escalate (and some simple solutions to help us manage this stress). This week we’re moving on to the next reason…   So here's the second reason we are so stressed...

Part 1-Why the **** are we so stressed?

There are many reasons teachers are so stressed and the burnout rate in our profession is rapidly increasing.  It is estimated that fifty percent of new teachers leave the profession in the first five years of teaching.  Veteran teachers may not leave the profession as steadily, but it may at the expense of their health and well-being.   So why the **** are we so stressed?  There are many reasons that stress exists for us as teachers...

5 Ways to Wellness

We all throw around the words health and wellness but what do they really mean on an individual level?  Is it about nutrition?  Is it about exercise?  Is it about mental health?  Because it seems that with every person, we would have a different answer, I went back to the original source, to a man named Halbert Dunn.  Dr. Dunn proposed in 1961 that wellness consisted of five key components...