Wellness Update

Teaching a five week class was much more grueling than expected, but I made it through. I promised myself I wouldn't do work today. And I haven't. And I won't. I went to Zumba with my mom then out to lunch and now I'm lounging on a glorious day in my backyard. I don't think [...]

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Wellness Update

As I've been reflecting on my new instructor teaching journey, I really don't think I've been putting my sanity first as hard as I've tried. Next week is the final week of the 5 week sexuality class I'm teaching and I'm sicker than a dog and I never get sick. I feel achey. Feverish. Head [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Getting Over Tech Phobia

As I am prepping for class tonight I'm just reflecting on how far I have come with trying new things in teaching and counseling... and trying to allow myself to make mistakes and pick myself back up and just be like: "Whelp... that didn't work, won't do that again." Or, "Okay, this is how I [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Teaching New Courses

For the doctoral student working on their dissertation and teaching at the same time, or the new instructor, this one is for you. My God. I'm teaching a Sexuality class for the first time, some of the most fun and interesting material that I get to teach, but boy is it still a hassle teaching [...]

Therapists Receiving Therapy

I am a firm believef that good therapists receive their own therapy to become more and more self-aware and to never stop growing/pushing their growing edge. My own therapy started many years ago at a very bad time in my life when I thought my anxiety was going to take over and I would have [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Wellness for New (ish) Teachers

On time for once... I made it a priority to set a few minutes aside for myself to think about my own wellness as being a new ish instructor in academia. The first class I ever taught independently came to a close this Monday, though I still need to enter in final grades. It was [...]

Creative Writing Fears

So I've been trying to be true to myself recently by making time to write creatively while also being swamped with PhD life/dissertation stuff/class prepping/academic work. One of my true passions is creative writing and it's so hard to not have that beaten out of you. Don't get me wrong, academic writing is definitely creative [...]