When Should Hits the Fan

When Should Hits the Fan

Ugh. When should I wake up on the weekends? It’s the first Saturday of my summer vacation and I am awake at 5:36 am. Yesterday I woke up early too. We get to come in a little later on teacher workdays. You’d think I would embrace that as a gift from the gods, but not yesterday. […]

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On Being Mad

Get ready, I’m about to change the way you think about the phrase, “madly in love”…

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Shush the Negative

Oh, those pesky negative thoughts. We all have them, some of us more than others. While sometimes these introspective thoughts can provide us with constructive feedback and valuable self-awareness, too much negativity can interfere with out ability to live a healthy, happy, and productive life. Fortunately, there are ways that we can start to identify these nasty unhelpful thoughts. With practice, there are ways that we can combat them and win them over for good.

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Just Say “No”

Saying “no” is one of the hardest things that we have to do as adults. Some people have an innate ability to set healthy boundaries and they know when and how to set their limits. However, if you are anything like me, saying “no” can feel like the one of the strongest senses of torture. […]

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Talk Amongst Yourself

Did you know that we talk to ourselves all of the time? Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the thoughts that we are telling ourselves throughout the day. The way that we think about ourselves, and the way that our inner voice interacts with us, can really affect the way that we handle things in our day to day life. Once we learn to recognize and combat our negative thoughts, we can start to build a really strong positive dialogue with ourselves that can truly enhance our mood, productivity, and overall sense of well being.

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Intentional Self-Care

Think about it. We do so many things that are already self-care exercises without even noticing it. Have you taken a shower lately? Yes? Well then you have experienced an opportunity to intentionally practice self-care. Have you taken a walk around your neighborhood? Or just to the mailbox? That could be self-care too. When we intentionally live our lives in a way that embraces and acknowledges our daily natural opportunities to practice self-care, we can start to relax a little.

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