When managing your stress, it is important to remember to have fun! Give yourself a break from your normal routine. You need to get away every once in a while for rest and rejuvenation in both the body and mind.
This series of posts covers stress management strategies. In this post, I will offer the benefits of a practice of daily prayer or meditation– or both.
It may seem odd—unnecessary even—to mention the importance of breathing in a series about stress. For most of us, breathing is one of those things we never think about. You may not even consider breathing in the grand of health and wellbeing. Most people are unconscious of their breathing. They take it for granted. Since […]
I am offering a 7-part the series on how to manage stress more effectively and proactively. The first post was about the importance of staying hydrated. In this post, I would like to point to the importance of your diet on how you cope with and manage stress. Food is one of those things […]
Many people in the general public don’t understand what teachers experience. The fact is, though, that teachers in today’s classrooms are feeling a heightened sense of stress. I know because they contact me almost daily, and the number of calls has spiked earlier than usual this year.
Meet Angie Crockwell, a music teacher who came to me for help with her job search early in 2017. She was on a sabbatical from her job as an elementary school band teacher when she found me and reached out to me for assistance with her job search. In spite of her passion for music, […]
When teachers call me about burnout, it isn’t always because they are burned out with their students. Most of them admit that they still love their kids. In fact, they will say, “If I could just be left alone to teach, I’d be okay. It’s all the other stuff that I can’t take anymore.”
If you are a teacher, you are probably already feeling the pressure of testing time, and it isn’t even April! I have started getting messages from teachers who are too busy to think about what they might want to do next year career-wise. They are in simple survival mode. And I get it. During my […]
I mentioned in my last post that I am always on the lookout for a new resource for teachers who are feeling the pain and confusion of burnout. I found another one that you might find of interest. It is The Happy Teacher Habits: 11 Habits of the Happiest, Most Effective Teachers on Earth, by Michael […]
You Are Invited to a Special Online Event We have all heard the song about the holidays being the “happiest time of the year,” right? But this holiday season has already been overshadowed with tragedies and terrorism from Paris to Beirut to San Bernadino. The airwaves are filled with rancor and vitriol and personal attacks […]