Resources for Everyone!
Here is a selection of resources to help you manage stress and mental health, take care of yourself, seek happiness and feel good, maintain or rebuild your self-worth, deal with issues of perfectionism and authenticity, heal old hurts, understand the impact of addiction, and take care of your body. Also see Inspiration and Positivity.
Articles, handouts, and blogs
5 Reasons Perfectionists Never Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions
6 Ways to Take More Time for Yourself (take a break from your kids)
8 Ways to Live in Gratitude
8 Ways To Start Being Your Authentic Self
15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy
15 Ways to Live Optimistically
36 Things You can Do to Feel Great
37 Ways to Spread Love On Random Acts Of Kindness Day (& every other day, too!)
Another Perfectionism Statistic
Back to the Future? Not so Much, Thank You
Basic Brain Gym Exercises: Ways to wake up the brain
Certificate Download to acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
The Challenge of Setting Boundaries
Children at Risk: Common characteristics and family patterns
Creating a Safe Emotional Environment for Kids (and Others)
The Dignity Stance
Dimensions of Gratitude
Does Your Confidence Propel or Sabotage You?
Drunken Danse Macabre: The demise of two departed alcoholics
Examples of Some New Ways of Thinking
Finding Consistency in an Inconsistent Life
Gratitude: More than Just an Attitude
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Friendships
How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain
How to Stay Stressed
I-Messages: The Handout
The Myth of the Self-Esteem “Myth”
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 School as a Dysfunctional Family (Understanding dysfunctional systems)
Silver Linings: The up side of down times
Starting Over is Not Failure
Staying Positive in the Face of Negativity and Horror
Stop Telling Me How Lucky I Am!
Stress and the Brain: The impact of stress on learning and behavior
Stress-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Stressful or Painful School Experiences
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
Water and the Body: The benefits of water for learning, behavior, and health
Ways to be a More Conscious Parent
What is Optimal Self-Esteem: Egosystem or Ecosystem?
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
Wonder all Around (from Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity)
Your Personal Learning Preferences
Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates to easily show appreciation for others. Available in multiple languages.
Boundaries 101: From Basic to Black-Belt Self-Care Techniques
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.
The Soft-Drink Dilemma: Finding Win-Win Solutions in a Win-Lose World
See our complete list of podcasts with topics for educators, parents, and the general public.
“Pads” on the Back Templates: Free downloads with messages of recognition and appreciation in multiple languages.
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