Inspiration and Positivity

Resources for educators and school personnel

Here’s a mix of resources on to help maintain a sense of gratitude and optimism, stay hopeful and positive, avoid worry and stay in present time, keep your focus on kindness and giving, consciously notice for the good stuff including the beauty around you, build healthy relationships, turn negatives to positives, and discover silver linings in difficult situations. See more in health and wellness.

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 Articles, handouts, and blogs

5 Reasons Perfectionists Never Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions
6 Ways to Take More Time for Yourself: Making yourself a priority!
8 Ways to Live in Gratitude
8 Ways To Start Being Your Authentic Self
11 Ways To Know If Your Relationship Is Toxic
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!)
Back to the Future? Not so much, thank you!
Basic Brain Gym Exercises
Behavior Profiles and Power
Certificate Download to Acknowledge your Angels in Disguise
Certificate Download to offer The Gift of Service
Conflict Prevention and Conflict Resolution
Creating Kindness
Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
Dimensions of Gratitude: So many ways to experience gratitude and appreciation
Does Your Confidence Propel or Sabotage You?
Educators at Risk
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
It’s Only Disrespect if I Think It’s Disrespect: Attitudes are in the eye—and ear—of the beholder!
Magic Sentences for Effective Communication
Making Someone Wrong: What does that really mean (and more positive alternatives)
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 Power of Discouragement
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime by Misty Hall
Recharging our Professional Batteries: 3 ways to keep the love alive
Respect, Reflection, and Resources by Dr. Jared Scherz (what teachers need)
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-Producing Obstacles in Relationships
Supportive Alternatives for Dealing with Other People’s Problems and Feelings
Thank You, Mrs. Mather
Thinking of Consequences as the “Good Stuff”
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
What’s Wrong with I-Messages?
Why I Teach
Wish List for Beginning Teachers
Wonder all Around
(from Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity)


Book: The Perception Deception
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Magic, Miracles and Synchronicity

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates to easily show appreciation for others. Available in multiple languages.


The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan
An Attitude of Gratitude with Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed.


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

Other topics for educators and school personnel.

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