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When you put action first, motivation follows…

I don’t know about you but I’m really feeling a little stressed, overwhelmed and generally a little tired right now.  I don’t know if it’s because of starting school a week early this year, Thanksgiving being a bit late, having some generally challenging students, trying to get my footing after coming back from maternity leave or a combination of all of it.   So I’m not feeling great, but I’ve been here before and I’m trying to remain optimistic that “this too shall pass” but I’ve got...

Are you harboring self-care resentments?

I was a guest speaker at a school for teachers on mindfulness and during the short break a teacher came up to me to chat.  This happens often when there’s a break, as people like to chit chat about mindfulness practices or about what they’ve tried already in their classrooms.   This conversation was not that. I was not ready for the conversation that ensued during the short 15 minute break. This teacher was congenial, kind, professional, but as the niceties subsided he said something to me that I...

3 Resources to a School Self-Care Routine

I'm mixing it up again this week to share with you THREE different resources about how to create a school self-care routine. I like to differentiate these resources from others you may hear about self-care because they are simple, actionable steps you can start doing in your school day IMMEDIATELY, not self-care that requires an appointment or an expense. Too often we only talk about self-care in grand terms, rather than small actionable, repeatable steps that over time will add up to significant results. So this...

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