This weekly podcast is for ANYONE who works in schools! Each episode will share a small shift we can incorporate in our lives to make a positive impact at home and at school...all in about 5 minutes!
In this episode, we unpack a wise quote from Dr. Brene Brown that can help us get into a healthy headspace and heartspace this Thanksgiving.
In this episode, we examine Dr. Richard Amen's 4 Circles of Happiness and take inventory to discover what brings us joy and contentment.
In this episode, we think about the upcoming election week and consider how we can be a bit more "purple" to help stay in a healthy headspace and heartspace.
In this emotional episode, we reflect on missing those we have loved and lost and consider how we get a say in how their legacy is carried on through us.
In this episode, we consider shifting our focus during conversations with others to help us be as present as possible in an effort to be the listener our friends and colleagues need.
In this episode, we learn about a magical ratio that helps strengthen relationships in healthy seasons or times of disagreement and conflict.
In this episode, we pause with new learning and take the time to look inward to reflect on how well we are integrating our Summer Self with our School year self.
In this episode, we learn about the qualities of a conflict entrepreneur and consider how we can protect ourselves from their negative influence.
In this episode, we examine a study about how decisions are made when we feel rushed and how we can slow down to focus on the important things when we are in that “high hurry” state.
In this episode, we consider using Arhtur Brooks/ idea of a "failure journal" to reframe some of the disappointments we've experienced in our personal or professional lives.
In this episode, we examine how to lessen the routine decisions and choices in our day so we have greater capacity for connection, creativity, and energy.
In this kickoff episode of season 4, we learn how to train our brain to notice what's going right...by noticing the "glimmers" in our ordinary days.
In an effort to integrate some of our Summer Self into our School Self, we examine the WOOP strategy to help us accomplish this restorative goal.
In this episode, we examine our lives to better understand how to best spend our limited time and energy,
As we enter July, we ask ourselves two important questions to help us "squeeze the heck out of our summer."
What Now and What NOT Now?
In this episode, we look at an intentional decision a local convenience store has made and explore why it helps people feel good.
In this final episode of season 3, we reflect by asking ourselves 4 questions and consider ways to increase our happiness during the upcoming summer.
In this episode, we are inspired by Doctors John and Julie Gotman as we are invited to notice bids for connection in our personal and professional lives.
In this milestone episode, we remember our most popular episodes and takeaways.
In this episode, we learn a ONE word shift in language that can help us connect with others at work or at home.
In this episode, we think about the times we have said, "Must be nice" when frustrated or overwhelmed and consider a small shift in thought that may just inspire a small shift in action.
In this episode, we learn how important relational diversity is in our personal and professional lives. We reflect on those relationships to see if we have higher or lower levels of relational diversity.
This week's episode shares a small shift in thought that helps us pay attention to and honor our feelings in good or challenging seasons.
In this episode, we examine 2 small shifts in language, inspired by Dr. Becky Kennedy. These small, simple shifts can help strengthen our connections with anyone at work and at home.
In this episode, we unpack the acronym W.A.I.T, a small shift in thought that can help our language and actions.
In this episode, we learn why taking a shower can open up our minds and help us develop ideas, solve problems, and unleash creativity.
In this bonus episode, we are encouraged to prioritize pockets of silence in an effort to leave room for creativity and inspiration.
In this episode, we consider a small shift to our "to think" list in an effort to move through unexpected emotions as rational optimists.
In this episode, we learn about a small shift in action that helps us care for those around us who are in challenging season.
In this episode, we hear a story about how the tiniest shifts in thoughts, language, and actions turned into a beautiful, full circle moment with a former student,
In this episode, we learn more about a small shift in language that can help us enter conversations with a bit more authenticity and opportunity for connection.
In this episode, we learn more about a small shift in action - monotasking. We explore how it can help us on our personal and professional lives.
In this episode, we flip the previously shared idea of "talking behind their backs" and consider how we can positively impact our social relationships by talking "in front of their faces".
In this episode, we consider a small shift in language that can help us ask and accept help from those we trust.
In this episode, we consider Emily P. Freeman's brilliant idea of a "No Mentor" and imagine how that can help our limited energy at home and at school.
In this bonus episode, we learn how to give students a voice in our classroom as we usher in a new year.
In this episode, we examine our upcoming break and consider small things we can do to begin 2023 feeling as rested and recharged as realistically possible.
In this episode, we dig deeper in creating and honoring boundaries by exploring pre-care, an idea shared by Nedra Glover Tawaab.
In this bonus episode, we take on a challenge of not complaining for an entire day to see how that impacts our energy and happiness.
In this episode, we explore the idea of putting language to our limitations to set and honor boundaries.
In this episode, we learn 2 super small shifts for a super short week - palms up and doublet breath!
In this episode, we give thanks for the unique way we show up in the world at home or at school. If you're interested in taking the free character strength survey mentioned in the episode, visit www.viacharacter.org
As we near thanksgiving, we continue to look closely at gratitude and learn how to create and deliver a "Gratitude Visit"
During this season of gratitude and abundance, we are invited to quietly express thanks to those who contribute to our happiness at work and at home.
In this episode, we consider creating a list of things that help us feel steady, and access that list when we need to feel a greater sense of contentment or alignment.
In this episode, we consider small shifts in actions we can do today that will help us feel cared for tomorrow.
In this episode, we learn more about the happiness curve and consider what practice we can lean into a little more that will help us during this busy season.
In this episode, we learn the same lesson from a real-life friend and a fictitious TV character that invites us to brighten our tiny corner of the world.
In this bonus episode, we consider what is in our media diet and how that impacts our overall happiness.
Positive psychologists overwhelmingly agree that gratitude is the most impactful happiness practice. In this episode, we learn 3 easy ways to "level up" our gratitude routine.
In this episode, we learn a simple shift in thought that can help us as we move through our days.
In this first episode of season 3, we consider the metaphor of tree root systems and how that can positively impact our collegial relationships at school.
In this bonus episode, we learn the small language shift that levels up the previously shared strategy of "even if" to "What IS"
In this bonus episode, we learn more about the definition of recombobulate and how that can help us begin the upcoming school year as healthy, happy and whole as possible,
In this episode, we are invited to talk behind people's backs to share words of truth, kindness, and gratitude.
In this final episode of season 2, we review some of our key takeaways and hear a note of gratitude to the listeners of the Teach Happier community
In this episode, we explore the prize for going through something challenging and a small language move that can help us support others who are in a hard season.
In this episode, we learn how the many weak ties make us stronger and add to our overall happiness and connection.
In this episode, we are invited to help those we care for feel a little more warm, safe, and supported.
In this episode, we are invited to acknowledge those who have positively impacted our happiness and success this school year.
In this episode, we consider what a modification in a workout can teach us about modifying responsibilities at work and at home.
In this episode, we evaluate the connection between feeling lucky and experiencing happiness.
In this episode, we learn three small shifts in thoughts and language that help us look at situations as logically and rationally as possible.
In this episode, we make a metaphor to horseback riding as we choose where to focus our time and energy.
In this episode, we dig into Kate Bowler's idea of minutes and moments.
In this episode, we unpack the wisdom of Nedra Tawwab to learn the difference between self-care and after-care.
In this episode, we are invited to look at our upcoming work week in a way that helps us feel accomplished and aligned.
In this 50th episode, we are invited to shift from waiting for the universe to align the stars, and align them ourselves.
In this episode, we are invited to make space for fun in our busy lives.
In this episode, we are invited to overtly celebrate others while covertly celebrating the gifts we bring
In this episode, we are invited to consider how to foster interdependence with others at work and at home.
In this episode, we learn how a tiny act of kindness can become a sliding door moment to someone.
In this episode, we learn how the phrase, "Good Enough Go" can help us personally and professionally.
In this episode, we learn about toxic productivity and what we can do when we find ourselves in that unhealthy space.
In this episode, we look back to the most popular episodes to give ourselves some time and space to reflect on what we've learned in this growing Teach Happier community!
In this episode, we are given permission to lower the bar so we can clear it! Look in the show notes for links to lessons!
In this episode, we are reminded to be a part of our own rescue when overwhelmed with responsibilities at work or at home.
In this episode, we are given the invitation to not only set boundaries, but honor them as well.
In this episode, we learn how to discern where to put our energy so we have the best chance at increasing our baseline levels of happiness.
This bonus episode is 9 minutes, and we will learn the 9 practices positive psychologists say will increase our happiness at work and at home.
In this episode, we learn the impact of adding the phrase, "for right now" when describing our emotions.
In this episode, we consider the value of staying IN our comfort zone during overwhelming times.
In this episode, we learn a 10 second strategy that can be life-giving to our minds and hearts.
In this episode, we hear a story that encourages us to leave a little room for the magic in our lesson plans and life outside the classroom.
In this episode, we explore the idea of self-compassion and how it can help us at work and at home.
In this 5 minute episode, we are given 3 simple strategies to help us recover from a mistake we made personally or professionally.
In this episode, we prioritize our healthy relationships at work and at home.
In this episode, we learn how to infuse a little joy into our mundane tasks at work and at home.
In this first episode of season 2, we consider the love we will bring into this upcoming school year.
In this first bonus episode of season 2, we learn how to enter this year in a realistic, healthy headspace and heartspace.
In this final episode of season 1, we learn the importance of prioritizing stillness during our upcoming summer.
In this episode, we learn the secret of life according to Suzanne's parents, Ralph and Beverly Olney.
In this episode, we are invited to be sure our students feel loved and seen in the final weeks of school.
In this episode, we consider how a small revision to our computer passwords can serve as a reminder to live like rational optimists.
In this episode, we learn 5 small shifts we can do with our phones that will help increase our happiness.
In this episode, we learn how to scan for the good and recognize days that we will look back upon with happiness and gratitude.
How do we enter the 4th quarter of the school year with the energy and optimism we started with?
Int his episode, we will quickly recap the lessons we've learned in the past 10 weeks. We will reflect to see which small shifts have significantly increased our happiness at work and at home.
Int his 3 minute episode, we hear a quick story about how we can notice and celebrate the good things in our lives.
In this bonus episode, we hear 4 short stories that inspire us to consider the impact we can make when we tuck love into the mundane moments of our days.
In this episode, we learn how to shift our thinking to help us be as present as possible, which increases our sense of purpose and happiness.
In this episode, we are invited to notice the many ways the universe cares for as we move through our days.
When we need help, what is the best way to extend ourselves to others and receive support? By saying, "Yes, thank you"
How can we maximize the time and space each weekend so we can begin the week feeling as restored as possible? By asking, "What is our weekend wish?"
In this episode, we are reminded that this has been a season for all those in the education field. This perspective helps us understand this is a temporary season, both personally and professionally.
In this episode, we learn to apply sage advice from Dr. Edith Egar. This advice puts us in the healthiest headspace for our upcoming day.
In this episode, we learn how we can boost our happiness immediately when we are un a rut.
In this 5 minute episode, we learn how we can increase our own happiness by lifting others in conscious acts of kindness.
This is an 8 minute episode! Before we learn 3 strategies that help us accomplish our teacher tasks, we learn how some Teach Happier listeners are sharing these lesson with their students!
In this 5 minute episode, we learn how to mind our own business in effort to protect our headspace and our heartspace
This is a longer episode (8 min) where we reflect what we've learned in this Teach Happier space
In this 5 minute episode, we learn how to define success as we move through our days.
In this 4 minute episode, we learn how to create a bit of space in our heads and our hearts by saying no.
This small shift in thinking can help us dig deep to thrive in even our most tiring days
After 2020 when so much went wrong, how can we enter 2021 with the mindset, "What could go right?"
Learn the most important lesson Suzanne has ever learned from her favorite teacher, her mom.
A quick check in from your happy host and thought to consider as we usher in 2021.
Squeeze the heck out of your upcoming Winter break by reprioritizing 3 things.
If you have ever lost your keys and were able to find them, you are able to find your happiness too!
What stays on your plate? What should come off?
This shift is simple, yet transformational!
This 4 minute podcast shares a strategy that takes 4 seconds to do!