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December 7, 2017

Simple strategies to help you transition better between work and home

Some days I am a shit dad. There I said it. My head is up my own ass worrying about shit I can't do anything about and I'm there in front of kids who only want to play with their dad. But I'm not there. I'm physically there but in my head, I'm at work worrying about some pointless shit…
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November 9, 2017

Mindful moments: Be present in the present.

Header image source: Unsplash.com We live busy lives these days. Move from meeting to meeting, from class to class, from task to task, from home to work to home where we work again. We are more connected than ever. Tapped into endless resources, non-stop communication, 24/7 schedules and neverending to-do lists. Our phones are usually the gateway to this world.…
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Health and Wellbeing
September 21, 2017

Teachers – Put your oxygen mask on first

Image source: Flickr There is a reason that you are required to put your own oxygen mask on first in an emergency. You can't help anyone if you yourself are incapacitated. Teachers are some of the most selfless people on the planet. We are constantly giving to others at the sacrifice of our own health. Whether it be time, support,…
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Health and Wellbeing
September 20, 2017

Create the whitespace in your day

Image source: Unsplash.com It's often not till we have a real break that we appreciate the frenetic pace that we live our lives at. Normal is high paced, stress-laden and tension filled. We bounce from meeting to teaching to email to reporting and everything else in between. Time as a resource is stretched to capacity and there is never enough…
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Health and Wellbeing
May 21, 2017

The power of being present

How do you power down? What strategies do you use to switch off from the pressures and pull of work? What conscious steps do you take to transition from work to home? What routines and habits do you have that allow you leave work at your front door step? How are you present at home? What conscious choices are you…
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Health and Wellbeing
May 13, 2017

Stepping off the FOMO treadmill.

"Dad, why are people always rushing?" This was a question my six-year-old daughter Zara spurted out as we were driving to school last week. On that day, we weren't rushing to get to school. In fact, we were early. The question came from her constant observation of people in a hurry to get somewhere. The observation came from watching her…
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Health and Wellbeing
May 6, 2017

Own your morning!

The inclination to check your email, and social media feed when you first wake up is powerful. Get out of bed and reach for the phone. Thumb through the feed or emails and get that dopamine hit. How many of us have then had our morning ruined by a nasty email or a horrible news story? Before your day has…
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