Self-care

Why Do Teachers Experience Compassion Fatigue?

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Towards the end of a Tibetan Buddhism meditation lecture on compassion, a woman in the back row raised her hand and asked, what about compassion fatigue? Before the instructor could reply, the woman added, I am a teacher. I do my best. I care for my students, but it gets to the point when I […]

The Do-Over

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Sitting on a plane is typically not my favorite thing to do. However, it’s been a great time for me to catch up on reading. I have no excuses not to; no screaming kids (that are mine), no texts, and I even try to refrain from Netflix. I read a book review ofDo Overby Jon […]

What is the #FitLeaders Movement?

If youfollow me on Twitter, you have probably seen me use the FitLeaders hashtag quite often. You may have searched the hashtag and come across a variety of posts by a lot of different people. This still may not give you a true idea about what the #FitLeaders movement is all about. This idea originated […]

Chronic Illness and Self-Care: Arts, Crafts, and Music Can Help

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One of the side effects of teaching is that we often give up our hobbies, our crafts, even our art for our job. Our jobs are so overwhelming that we often sacrifice our music, our art thinking we don’t have time for it, not with needing to make another parent phone call or write another […]

Assignment: 6 Things To Do This Break to Prevent Burnout

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What’s your restoration plan? I mean, despite the holidays and travel and grading and planning and presents and stress, how do you plan to be ready to return in January to school rested and restored and ready-to-rock? Well, I have an assignment for you. I gave a similar one to my students, with only slightly […]

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