I speak to groups about strategies for managing stress. When I do, the first thing I talk about the importance of staying hydrated. Your body needs water for several reasons. If for no other reason, however, your brain needs to be well hydrated if you want to make good decisions. Regardless of your occupation, you need […]
Are you a stressed out teacher just hanging on until the end of the school year? Learn how to manage your stress more effectively and enjoy the final weeks of school.
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 […]
The countdown is on. How are you doing? Are all the gifts purchased and wrapped?All the baking done? Any parties to plan or attend? I don’t have to tell you that the litany of holiday activities and “to-do’s” is seemingly endless. And the pressure! Ever arrived for an event and realized you didn’t remember a […]
I know my teacher friends are still enjoying their summer vacations (unless they are working summer school or their summer job in order to make ends meet) and thoughts of school are at least temporarily on the back burner. Having said that, I think it is time to write a post that offers some advice […]
I have been talking about self-care a lot as I conduct my workshops on stress management. As far as I can see, stress management relies most heavily on our ability to practice self-care, so I ask you to consider: How good are you at practicing self-care? Women, I believe, are especially vulnerable to the […]
Writer and poet, Simon Van Booy has said, “Coincidences mean you are on the right path.” Albert Einstein once said that coincidences are “God’s way of remaining anonymous.” I should offer the disclaimer here that I don’t really like the word, “coincidences.” I prefer to think of “coincidences” as “serendipities.” To me, serendipity is a […]
Do you ever feel like you have too many things to accomplish in a single day? Are you driven by demands at work all day only to come home to find more demands being made on your time and energy? Do you feel worn out all the time, waking up just as tired in the morning as […]