Self Care

Take Care of Yourself | Take Care of Each Other

MANAGING TEACHER STRESS

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators.​

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GRATITUDE ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators.​

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AFFIRMATIONS AND POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE BUILDING FOR STUDENTS

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators.​

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JOURNALING FOR STUDENTS

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators. If you aren’t having students journal in your classroom, now’s the […]

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BREATHING EXERCISES IN THE CLASSROOM

This article includes FREE printables and resources for Educators.​

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Breathing Exercises: How Often Should I Practice?

Just. Breathe.  Breathing exercises are some of my favorite strategies for managing stress. When you’re stressed, you can use your […]

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Coping with Burnout

Burnout is the emotional and physical exhaustion you may experience when you’re starting to feel powerless, overwhelmed, and have low […]

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Types of Stress: Burnout

Are you overwhelmed with work? Do you ever feel powerless at your job? Are you feeling more cynical or do […]

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Discovering The Mako Method™ (Our Framework for Managing Stress)

New Year – Same Me.    The New Year isn’t about reinventing myself. But it is a great time to […]

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Establishing & Enforcing Boundaries for Helping Professionals

As a caregiver or helping professional, you give a lot of yourself to the people you serve.    You give […]

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Low Impact Debriefing

Do you ever feel like by the end of the day you’ve collected a bunch of stories you just HAVE […]

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The Power of Perspective

Once you know your stressors, there’s a powerful tool you can use to help you cope with that stress. This […]

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Warning Signs

🚦 ⚠️ 🚦 ⚠️ 🚦 ⚠️   We know how to read a lot of warning signs…    So why […]

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Work Life Balance

Do you feel like managing your work schedule and personal life is a constant juggling act and you’re one false […]

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You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. So I want to know, how much is in your cup right now?  […]

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Coping with Change and Uncertainty

Surges in COVID cases, holiday plans still up in the air, constant changes at work, is anyone else feeling completely […]

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What is Self-Care

I stress the importance of self-care a lot. It’s absolutely crucial for managing your stress.     But here’s an important […]

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The 10/90 Rule for Managing Stress

Ever feel like you’re just trying to stay afloat?    Like you constantly find yourself uttering words that start with […]

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Neurophysiology of Serving Others

Have you ever listened to someone tell you a stressful story and you end up having a PHYSICAL reaction to […]

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Manifesting the Perfect Day

It’s that time of the year! People are discussing goals, dreams, and resolutions for the new year. But how often […]

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When Manifesting Isn't Working

We’ve all had goals we wanted to accomplish that didn’t come true. When you have something you REALLY want and […]

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Identifying Stressors

Because I’m a stress management consultant, people tend to assume I’ve always had a handle on coping with my own […]

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Protecting Yourself Protects Others

Just as we can pick up other people's stress, they can pick up ours. When we talk about taking care of ourselves and putting measures in place to protect ourselves from stress, it’s not just for our benefit. It’s for ourselves and for everyone else around us. 

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3 Easy Strategies You Can Use to Protect Yourself From Secondhand Stress

Just like how you protect your immune system from secondhand smoke by hanging out in non-smoking areas, you also need to find strategies to protect your emotional immune system. Here are three simple strategies you can use to stop yourself from falling victim to secondhand stress!

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What Is Secondary Stress?

The thing is, as human beings, we can quite literally pick up on and absorb one another’s emotions, just like we can take in secondhand smoke.

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Are You At Risk For Secondary Stress?

Caretakers, mental health professionals, health care workers, social workers, officers and teachers among others all belong to at-risk groups.

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Why You Should Practice Mindfulness

To be mindful means to be fully aware of the present moment without judgement of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Mindfulness is linked to reducing feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression while improving rest, focus, and prosocial behavior. Learn more about the importance of mindfulness here.

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ABC's of Stress

Click here for a lesson on perspective building.

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Your Brain on Mindfulness

Neuroplasticity highlights the idea that our brains are constantly being reshaped throughout our lives through our experiences and our thoughts. This means by cultivating a self care and stress management practice, we can actually train our brains to be more calm, focused, and relaxed. Learn more about your brain and mindfulness here.

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Stress & The Stress Response

Learn about stress, the stress response, and why we need to manage it.

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