When I overcome a massive challenge and find more impactful ways to do things, I want to help others do the same without making the mistakes that I made. I do this with my students, my children, my friends, and teachers.
I've helped teachers this way when it comes to burnout, the stress cycle, mental health, mindset, and so much more. But there was one massive thing that I was leaving out of Teaching Mind Body and Soul.
Being an educator, mom of 5, wife, and teacher mentor, it was easy to ignore my physical health. While I was able to demonstrate living life with authenticity and teach and focus on the mind and soul, my body still kept the score. Our minds, bodies, and souls are connected, and my body began giving me warning signs.
I ignored them for as long as I could, but there came a point where I could no longer mask it. After a day in the classroom and getting home from work to my large family, I was still low energy and in a mental fog, not getting quality sleep and struggling to wake up in the morning, and my adult acne was out of control. My body was not working the way it was designed to, and I knew it was time to do something about it.
I knew how important inner healing was for teachers to changing the system of education, but inner work isn't just about emotional and mental work.