Archive for April, 2011

April 25, 2011

Retire a Millionaire……or Something Like It

As the dollar weakens, what advice is out there for Americans in terms of surviving in this economy? Check out the link I attached to this post.

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April 5, 2011

Simple Meals

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/whatsfordinner

Stimulate Your Senses

It takes a lot of motivation to eat healthy and I find that appealing meals stimulate my senses and help me stay on track. Check out the recipes on Shine fromYahoo! found in the link I included with this post. You’ll find that you have many of the ingredients at home and the meals are easy to make. Simple recipes make my life a lot easier for the reason that I’m tired from standing for long hours so when I get home the last thing I want to do is cook for 45 mins to an hour.  Enjoy the recipes!

April 4, 2011

Nourish Your Soul

Advocating for children can be stressful. From asking for the proper teaching and learning materials to fighting for classroom computers, teachers continue to advocate for children. We fight for children despite the repercussions and the negative media coverage. During these dark times it can be difficult for us to find the strength to fight. Yes, we do also need to be more proactive about getting involved in the decision making of laws and bills that affect us, but we also need to nourish our souls so that we have the strength to do the job. When I am faced with an obstacle that seems beyond impossible to overcome I look to spiritual guidance as well as friends that give me encouraging words to keep advocating for children and for my profession. Many old scriptures and heroes such Mother Teresa, Dr. King and Einstein help to keep me focused and motivated. Look for wise words that have survived the test of time as they will do the same for you.

So from where do you gather wisdom and inspiration to nourish soul?

April 3, 2011

Public Employees and Burnout

Take the time to visit the following link and reflect on what keeps you motivated during the constant attack on public employees.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110403/ap_on_re_us/us_child_welfare_burnout