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Do you make the same mistakes, over and over again?

Do you make the same mistakes, over and over again?

Have you checked out my Dear Balanced Living Diary series? In a recent one, I shared how I spilled coffee all over my car. It was a mess. And it wasn’t the first time I had done this! As I reflected on that, it reminded me of a really great poem, Autobiography in Five...

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3 lessons to kick off the new school year

3 lessons to kick off the new school year

Prefer to view this in a video format? Click here.​ I wanted to take an opportunity to talk a little bit about my experience from last week’s graduate school summer intensive class. I learned a lot in so many ways! These lessons can ALL be applied to our lives as...

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How to recharge for the next school year

How to recharge for the next school year

Just as with anything, summer can show up in all kinds of ways for us as educators. Even though we’re in this space where we seemingly have more time because we're not in school doing the work of actively teaching all day long, summer can still sometimes be...

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7 ways to help you get to the end of the school year

7 ways to help you get to the end of the school year

What’s your anchor? What do you do to help you stay steady? What are you using to come back to when things get chaotic, when schedules are changing… to help you get through the rest of the school year? It can be anything: Breathe - slow, intentional, deep breaths...

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Final stretch pep talk

Final stretch pep talk

A quick reminder that… As we head into the final stretch, I want you to know that you’re not alone. You are awesome. You can do this. As a teacher myself, I’m going through it with you. I know I’m feeling it right now – the challenges of wrapping up the school year on...

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Are you feeling the end of school year stress?

Are you feeling the end of school year stress?

Do you feel like things are a little bit out of control sometimes? Do you feel overwhelmed? And most importantly: Are you looking for ways to end the school year with a little more ease? I was looking back at some of the things that I've shared with you over time and...

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A chat between fellow educators

A chat between fellow educators

Practicing mindfulness isn’t as easy as everyone thinks it is. We’re human, and sometimes we get so wrapped up in whatever is going on that we forget the tools we have to pause and process what is happening. Today I wanted to share a quick story to illustrate that. It...

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When life is unpredictable

When life is unpredictable

It's really important to me that I walk my talk and I hope you’re finding these blogs and videos useful in your daily life, helping you create balance inside and out of the classroom. You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet lately. I wanted to hop in here today...

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How to find the joy in teaching

How to find the joy in teaching

Last week’s live (watch it here) was on how we can focus our energy on what we love about teaching. And my reel also spoke to all that extra stuff that gets thrown at us as educators. All these added responsibilities - it exists, it's for real, there's no denying...

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You can’t pour from an empty cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup

One of the things I love to do when I need to feel uplifted is to find a poem or piece of writing that inspires me. I have a few favorite poetry books that I go to often. I loved it when one day I was looking for some inspiration and opened one of those books right to...

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