Memory Jar: Start a New Year’s Tradition

This New Year I tried something new.  Personally, I hate New Year’s Eve, it feels like another over-rated holiday.  So much hype and always some disappointment.  I had long given up on the idea of trying to make it an exciting night and just treat it like any other night.  But perhaps, I could start... Continue Reading →

Building Community Through Gratitude

I first learned about gratitude from reading Brene Brown's book the Gift of Imperfections. At the time, I was an elementary teacher so I decided to test it out in my classroom. I created a Friday morning gratitude practice where my students would write what they were thankful that week.  Once they wrote their idea down... Continue Reading →

Set yourself up for success!

The mantra  set yourself up, for success came from a stressful work environment that was suffocating me.  Now matter how many hours I worked, I never felt like I could get it all done, or done well. I became aware that my employer was not setting me or my coworkers up for success. I then... Continue Reading →

New School Year, New Self-Care Routines

The start of the new school year is always a great time to check-in and see how your routines are serving you.  Specifically, are you incorporating a variety of self-care practices into your routine? There are some misconceptions about what self-care really means. Getting a pedicure every four months or numbing yourself by binge watching... Continue Reading →

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