Mental health and wellness is an area of focus many are uncomfortable discussing, but this is changing. More services, discussions, and support appear, but more is needed as the needs increase. Suicide is a leading cause of death for people 10-34. From April 2020 through April 2021, over 100,000 people died from drug overdoses. An … Continue reading Lifeline, there is hope
Do not neglect to gather. Hebrews 10:25 During the pandemic, we were asked to shelter in place to protect ourselves and others during the time Covid-19 was hitting our communities. We developed different ways to work, educate and communicate using technology. However, we missed the face-to-face social interaction and human contact we all need. We … Continue reading Gather together
“School shooting in Texas” is four words to stop you, frozen at the moment, and your heartstrings are pulled. The number of injuries, loss of life, the individual or individuals involved in the shooting makes no difference. It is the four words no mother, father, grandparent, or educator wants to hear ever. Then the media … Continue reading Heartstrings and swings!
I constantly measure the meaningfulness of the messages I send, the information I share, and how I impact those who choose to read my posts. I intend to always help with driving solution-focused thinking and increasing the positives we share in day-to-day interactions. One thing missing is an opportunity for others to share what they … Continue reading Measuring Meaningfulness
In 2021 there were at least 82 incidents of gunfire on school grounds resulting in 21 deaths and 47 injuries nationally, according to Google. This is the count from my search on September 27, 2021. New York Times headline on September 24, 2021, reads A Partial List of Mass Shootings in the United States in … Continue reading Did you know?
Do you ask this question to others? “Hi Jane, How are you today?” It is a simple question as part of our greeting and not an in-depth question many may need to answer. As schools returned to face to face, businesses are trying to maintain without workers due to no applicants, and companies are trying … Continue reading How are you?
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”-unknown. When dealing with trauma, difficult stress, and many unknowns, we need to find ways to reduce these levels from harming our health. Many are providing ideas for self-help, but one of the universal ways to help all ages is through art. Art is an expression … Continue reading “Art-full-heart”
Topic today: Trauma As you work with others, it is always helpful to have an organized approach for positive results. While being a leader in a school, I knew every minute was valuable. Having a focused plan, a weekly or daily announcement to staff needed to be structured to support our goals and having conversations … Continue reading Tuesday Talks and Topics
As a teacher, I had a word wall. It was always fun to add words to our wall. We enjoyed adding the words and randomly selecting a word to use for the day. Entering into the administrative world, I did not want to leave the teaching fun behind. I added a word of the week … Continue reading Do you have a Scary Words Box?
I keep myself sheltered as much as possible from daily negativity. It is never good for anyone's health to keep negative influences in your life daily. However, it would help if you kept yourself informed of current events to support others and yourself. Statistics of the number of violent incidents, shootings, and crimes are on … Continue reading Why? This is a question I ask daily