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Jul
2021
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Make Room for Green

Research finds that green space produces consistently positive impact of less aggressive behavior, thus helping reduce violence. A community reading garden helps create positive effects. There should be hundreds of thousands of reading gardens all over our country. ~ William Sullivan One of the great memories of my childhood was summer vacation. Each year my...
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28
Jun
2021
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Self-Reflection the Never Ending Date

“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted-it is an intimate date with yourself.” ~Paul TP Wong Who has time for self-reflection? The demands on our time have not eased up during the pandemic. In fact I’m convinced the demands have increased. We’ve all needed to learn how to transition into the “new normal.” This has...
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21
Jun
2021
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Mission 2: Operation Wellness Reboot

“Breathe and Reboot.” ~The Life Jacket It’s worth repeating that the countdown to summer break is real for teachers. I think this summer is a great opportunity to be “selfish” and focus on rebooting and building a strong wellness foundation.  The foundational pillars are: physical, emotional, financial, social, environmental, intellectual, occupational, and spiritual. Last week...
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7
Jun
2021
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3 Ways to Decompress and Ease Into Life Outside the Classroom

“Allow yourself time to decompress and process what has happened.” ~Lynn Lawrance As a nation last week we observed Memorial Day. Honoring the many brave men and women that died defending our country and our liberties. Decompression (psychological) originated in the military world. Soldiers returning from war/battle a period of decompression was required. A time...
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17
May
2021
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Protecting Your Mental Health

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” ~Glenn Close I don’t know about you but protecting my mental health and safeguarding the peace in my home has become paramount. My goal is to establish a foundation that will sustain us all post-COVID. Protecting your mental wellbeing requires a great...
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