Wellness Wednesday: Feeling Frazzled

I feel like a hypocrite writing about wellness today because this is what I feel like right now: In less than two weeks I have a Spanish test, my son ends day care and the next day we move out of our apartment and take a six-hour car trip with a toddler. Sprinkle in...
Wellness Wednesday: Thank somebody

Wellness Wednesday: Thank somebody

The school year is drawing to a close. Kids are taking final exams, cleaning out their lockers, and heading off with another grade under their belts. Those of us who work in schools are busy finalizing grades, planning graduations and organizing awards...
Research says…stop working so hard!

Research says…stop working so hard!

As we head into the weekend, keep in mind a few words of advice from the experts who remind us that not only is it unenjoyable, it’s unproductive to work so much! In a recent New York Times article, “Relax! You’ll be more productive,” Tony...

Wellness Wednesday: Overcoming Ego

Our ego is the force that is convinced that we are perfect. It does all kinds of ridiculous things to try and make that impossible idea true. When was the last time you got frustrated with someone or with a situation? Mine was today when I was late for a...
Wellness Wednesday: Savor Every Bite

Wellness Wednesday: Savor Every Bite

Early in my teaching career, I worked for a principal who was on the mindfulness and meditation bandwagon before there was a bandwagon. He wrote and shared poetry with the staff and student body, encouraged everyone to take a true lunch break rather than shoveling...

Wellness Wednesday: How to be special

Ok, the title was just to get you to read further…because it turns out that trying to be special can be counterproductive to our wellness. There are several recent studies demonstrating that kindness breads happiness and health in those who practice goodwill...
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