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Welcome Educators!

“Self-Care is not an indulgence. First it is a decision, and then a discipline that requires a deep understanding of your priorities, a respect of yourself and a commitment to those you love.” – Bernadette McBurnie

Living in a pandemic is no joke. It  has all of us weighted down with overwhelm, grief, anxiety and a feeling of disconnect. Working from home with kids, not working and feeling lost, not having a firm understanding of what this school year will look like, or how you will manage, crying or yelling at the drop of a pin, feeling unbalanced with tasks of cleaning, handling grocery runs, laundry and more.

You are not alone!

Welcome to the bettertogether3 online repository of resources! Here you will find a selection of curated resources each chosen with you in mind.

This is your invitation to take a moment each day, each week, or even each month, to invest in yourself so you can be fully present for the demands of both your personal and professional life. To fill your cup in service to showing up as a better educator for your students who, as we know, need you now more than ever.

This repository is designed to supplement your Educator Self Care activities with timely, relevant means by which to better support your own self care and will be updated regularly.

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Change

A new or refreshingly different experience.

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Boundaries

Setting boundaries is making clear what's okay and what's not okay, and why.

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Connection

The energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

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Positivity & Optimism

Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.

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Dreams & Purpose

The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

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Hope

To cherish a desire with anticipation, to want something to happen or be true.

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Fear

A real or perceived threat that is activating in the body; a feeling of electricity/activation/charge in our nervous system that there is a real or perceived threat.

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Finding Your Voice

An agency by which a particular point of view is expressed or represented.

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Joy

Intense feelings of deep spiritual connection and pleasure. As a deeply vulnerable experience, there is no emotion more difficult than joy.

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Gratitude & Appreication

A practice of expressing thankfulness and appreciation. Practicing gratitude is bound to the belief of human interconnectedness. a spiritual way of engaging with the world, and a power greater than us. Without gratitude there is no joy.

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Self-Management & Emotional Regulation

The taking of responsibility for one's own behavior and well-being; the ability to exert control over one’s own emotional state.

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Empathy

We can only respond empathetically if we are willing to be present to someone's pain. Empathy is the antidote to shame and the heart of connection.

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Balance

To bring to or hold in equilibrium; poise.

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Mindfulness

A technique in which one focuses one's full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.

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Vulnerability

Uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure.

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Movement & Flow

Movement in or as if in a stream.

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Forgiveness

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: "Forgiveness practice includes telling the story, naming the hurt, granting forgiveness, and renewing or releasing the relationship"

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Self-Care & Rest

The products or practices used to comfort or soothe oneself.

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Courage

Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." ~ Brené Brown

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Self Love

An appreciation of one's own worth or virtue.

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Presence

The state or fact of existing, occurring, or being present.

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Acceptance

The act of accepting something or someone.

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Breath

Inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs.

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Perspective

A mental view or prospect.

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Power

An ability to do something. Capacity, might, ,energy authority.

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Wisdom

Wise sayings or teachings; precepts.

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