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What My 3 1/2 Year Old (and a Candy Cane) Taught Me

Have you ever heard the phrase “Put out into the world what you want to get back”?

Some people call it Karma. Some call it the Law of Attraction. But it really comes back to this idea that if you show up in the world in a certain way, it seems to come back around to you. 

I’ve never really thought about this in terms of a burnout mitigation strategy until recently — and I learned it from my 3 ½ year old. 

While we were putting away our holiday decor this year, my son found a candy cane, and he really wanted to eat it. He asked me to help him open it, and I said what I usually do to positively promote independence and growth: “You try first. You can do hard things.

He sat down and tried and tried. Finally, he lamented, “Mommy, I tried really hard, but I can’t get it open!” 

I told him I would help him and started trying to unwrap it.

Now, I don’t know if you’ve unwrapped a candy cane as of late,...

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I don't Wanna do this Anymore: Recovery Resources

We're slowly marching towards winter break and holidays, and I'm hearing from all directions (teachers, kids, and parents) that it's tough out there. Even my clients who have been pretty steady in their burnout recovery are hard core implementing their recovery plans right now.

I see you. You don't know how much longer you can keep doing this. Something has to change. 

Let's chat about that.


A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how the first step to burnout recovery is exactly step

To recap, here's what we discussed: 

1. Read through the burnout recovery pillars.

Tend to self-care
Harness social support
Recharge through detachment
Ignite compassion satisfaction
Vow to honor your humanness

2. Pick one for now.

3. Do one practice this week that addresses one pillar.

Many of you have implemented a practice, and I'm so proud!


I've said it before and I'll...

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