Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: autism resources; calm down kits; life skills; classroom; behavioral management; monthly activities; social narratives; visual supports; more

Teachers Pay Teachers Learn about their online platform, which was created by teachers for teachers. Join Teachers Pay Teachers for free or sign up for the annual account. You can also raise funds for Teachers Pay Teachers resources through TpT ClassFund. Autism Adventures If you're a teacher who works with students who have autism or … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers and Autism Adventures: autism resources; calm down kits; life skills; classroom; behavioral management; monthly activities; social narratives; visual supports; more

Why You Should Elevate Your Mental Health and How

Do you prioritize your mental health? If your mental health isn't one of the areas that comes to mind, consider moving it to one of your top priorities, elevate it. Here's the short answer of why it's important. When we work on our mental health, we improve all of the other areas of our lives. … Continue reading Why You Should Elevate Your Mental Health and How

Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days

Your day is still full of potential and possibilities even if: The weather is nasty and you're stuck indoors. Your car got a flat tire on the way to work. You received a negative report that was out of your control. You didn't get the job or raise. A major household appliance broke. You received … Continue reading Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days

“Make it Happen”

A collection of thoughts and tips for taking action, here we go! thoughts and tips We talk about negative things way too much... Break the habit by finding the good in your day and share it with others. Fun fact: all photos were taken by Shannon while trail running What are you passionate about? Can … Continue reading “Make it Happen”

Wise Mind: ACCEPTS Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

Wise Mind: ACCEPTS The ACCEPTS acronym has skills that helps keep you busy and distracted when you would typically be preoccupied by a crisis. It is easy to dwell on what is going wrong, by focusing on the ACCEPTS behaviors, you can get yourself through hard times. The acronym A: ActivitiesC: ContributingC: ComparisonsE: EmotionsP: Pushing … Continue reading Wise Mind: ACCEPTS Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

Distress Tolerance (DBT)

Distress Tolerance (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) When people "cope" with stress and crisis, they find out ways (behaviors) that relieve stress, however, some of these ways come with heavy consequences. Examples of ineffective behaviors are drug and alcohol use, self-injury, gambling, spending money, and overeating.We can learn distress tolerance skills to effectively manage the stress and … Continue reading Distress Tolerance (DBT)

Dialectics (DBT)

What are dialectics? Dialecticss relate to our theories and ideas, in terms of the OPPOSITE way we think. Here are some thinking patterns that we all experience, and get caught up in, it does us no favors to become stuck!:▪︎ "All-or-nothing" thoughts.▪︎ "Either-or" thoughts.▪︎ "Black-and-white terms."Instead of thinking this way, we should think in terms … Continue reading Dialectics (DBT)

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Choosing a Journal When choosing what to write in, consider all of your options and what best suits your needs. A journal can be a spiral-bound notebook, which is an easy to find and cheap option. Combination code or lock and key journals can provide privacy and are usually well-made. A journal can be kept … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping a Journal and Journal Prompts

Journaling Prompt: Setting a Future Goal, Adventure is Out There

Instructions & Materials Material ideas: Large paper or poster board; pens; pencils; crayons; markers; glue; glitter; stickers; magazine clippings; photos. Journaling prompt: What adventure do you wish you could go on? Make sure that the adventure is realistic, like planning a vacation. Where would you go, how would you get there, and what would you … Continue reading Journaling Prompt: Setting a Future Goal, Adventure is Out There

Wellness Tips for the Busy Person

Busy "Busy" definitions: having a great deal to do; occupied with or concentrating on a particular activity or object of attention; excessively detailed or decorated. People are immersed in projects and activities for a number of reasons. One, is simply because life becomes chaotic. With multiple things occurring at once, a person must act before … Continue reading Wellness Tips for the Busy Person