Inspiration and Self-Care

Resources for educators and school personnel

Topics related to inspiration and self-care, including avoiding burnout, gratitude and optimism, overcoming obstacles, positive relationships, teacher appreciation, and taking care of yourself.

articles, handouts, and blogs | products | podcasts | presentations

 Articles, handouts, and blogs

8 Ways to Live in Gratitude
15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy
15 Ways to Live Optimistically
36 Things You can Do to Feel Great
Certificate Download to acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
The Dignity Stance
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Friendships
How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain
How to Stay Stressed
I-Messages: The Handout
Magic Sentences for Effective Communication
Non-Supportive Responses to Avoid: Yes, these really do make things worse!
Perfectionism vs. The Healthy Pursuit of Excellence
Picking up the Pieces: Reclaiming our Essence
The Power of Discouragement
Recharging our Professional Batteries: 3 Ways to Keep the Love Alive!
Silver Linings: The up side of down times
So You Want to Write a Book? Tips for Would-Be Writers (and Speakers)
Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Thank You, Mrs. Mather: Acknowledging an early inspiration
What’s a Purchase Order: Confessions of an Accidental CEO
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
Why I Teach
Your Personal Learning Preferences

Products

Book: The Perception Deception
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Classroom Management
Book: The Complete Book of Handouts
Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages

Podcasts

The Adversity Connection: Building resilience and persistence with Dan Deigan
An Attitude of Gratitude: Magic, miracles and synchronicity with Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed.
Leading Learning: The art, science, and craft of teaching with Glenn Capelli
Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Too Good with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt

Presentations

Are Your Colleagues Driving You Crazy? Building Bridges with Difficult People in Your Life
Boundaries 101: From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques
Clearing the Hurdles in Challenging Relationships: Eliminating Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity: An Abundance of Gratitude
The Perfection Deception: Why trying to be perfect is sabotaging your relationships, making you sick, and holding your happiness hostage.
Secrets of Successful Mentorship: Practical Ideas for Great Leaders
The Soft-Drink Dilemma: Creating Win-Win Options in a Win-Lose World
What’s a Purchase Order? Confessions of an Accidental CEO

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