Category: Positive Psychology

Are you the Oak or the Willow?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
This whole month has been devoted to taking care of ourselves throughout these last few weeks of the school year.  Hopefully you’ve been able to find some moments to find

What can you do for your teacher wellness journey?

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As many of you know, I’ve been an English teacher for almost 18 years.  During this social distancing experiment, I’ve rediscovered my love for poetry a bit, especially nature poems

Mastering Your Daily {HOME} Routine During the Coronavirus Crisis

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I don’t think I have to tell you these are crazy and unprecedented times right now. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, almost overnight we’ve gone from the familiarity of our classroom

Workout your self-care muscles {Part 2}

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
Complete a nagging task I don’t know about you, but I’m hitting that time of year where there are lots of piles all over my classroom.  I spent some time

When you put action first, motivation follows…

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I don’t know about you but I’m really feeling a little stressed, overwhelmed and generally a little tired right now.  I don’t know if it’s because of starting school a

Savor the Good! You Made It!

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Before heading out on vacation, shutting out all memories of the past school year, and moving forward to the next phase of the calendar, take some time to savor the

Make an Intention to Hunt for the Good

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
After last week’s blog I started to think about the idea that our brains are hardwired towards a negativity bias.  But I also know that it’s possible to change the

What about only focusing on your strengths?

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How often are we told to improve our weaknesses?  How often do we have test remediation for students in the hopes that they will do better in a certain subject

What can you learn from a month of play and fun?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
Before starting this project, I thought my month of play needed to consist of lots of practical jokes, laughing until my stomach hurt and just being plain silly.  Although I

Who’s Ready for Some Fun?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
This month’s happiness focus is a big deal for me. You see, I’m not too crazy.  I’m not overly adventurous.  I’m often found feeling like I’m the fun police trying

February Happiness Project Update

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February was all about building better relationships, with those in my family, school and even strangers.  It started with three resolutions: Creating new routines, making the first call, and reaching

Inclining our mind to kindness?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
Now that the clutter is slowly clearing away from the corners as a result of my successful January Happiness Project,  I thought February would be a great time to start