The idea that we have the option to decide what we take on emotionally felt freeing and almost necessary to me. In fact, it is important to lighten your own load so that you can best help those around you. As they say when you are on an airplane – put on your oxygen mask before you help others. If you are in a good head space, you are able to better help those important to you when they need it most.
Thursday Talks – The Side Gig Photographer
Natalie is a school counselor at a performing arts school by day and professional photographer by night and weekend. I wanted to learn more about how she balances her two passions – helping students succeed and helping her clients capture memories for a lifetime.
Walking the Talk
A few weeks back, I was talking to my students about "living in congruence." We were covering the Social Change Model of Leadership which is the idea that we can positively impact those around us whether we have the positional title of "leader" or not. The theory is that a leader is anyone who makes… Continue reading Walking the Talk
Thursday Talks – The Emotional Support Teacher
This year, her first as a working mom, she knew she had to take steps to find a balance between her work and her family life. She shared what she’s been doing this year to focus herself and be the best she can be both for her students and her family.
My Story – A Lesson in Self-Care
I was thriving and loving my work, but I soon noticed trembling fingers, blurry vision, brain fog, nausea and fatigue that no amount of coffee could cure.