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Workplace Wellness For Library Staff March 15, 2022

As I put together links to share for this issue, mental health quickly became the trend. Mental health is an essential part of workplace wellness. The definition of health I settled on when I first developed the Wellness in the Library Workplace class and used later in the book is from the World Health Organization. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social … Continue reading Workplace Wellness For Library Staff March 15, 2022

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The eight months since my last blog post have been a time of reflection for me. A lot has changed at work and in my personal life. Most of it for the better. One point of reflection that I came back to again and again is “how do I want to spend my time spend my time and energy is a way that most benefits … Continue reading Subscribe To Receive Workplace Wellness News Twice a Month

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Reflecting on Burnout

Sometime during the last month, while working on the section on the much-over-due book, a light clicked for me – I am experiencing burnout. There are many factors that contribute to burnout that result from poor policies, management, and working conditions. I can honestly say that most of what led me to burnout were my own choices. But those choices are tied to larger issues … Continue reading Reflecting on Burnout

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Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

The last month has flown by, and it included a much-needed vacation and a weekend getaway to an Airbnb in a small town. I have also been writing the book. A draft of the cover is in!  Join the Fostering Wellness in the Library Workplace Facebook group for articles, discussions, and more related to creating a healthy work environment in libraries. Be sure to answer the … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of June 14

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Library Staff Wellness Links Week of May 17th

  When Work-From-Home Burnout Doesn’t Let Up: Expert advice for those caught in a pandemic purgatory of exhaustion and stress burnout can’t always be entirely addressed by personal shifts. “It’s created as part of a system,” she says. “And you may not be able to yoga and meditate your way out of it.” Sometimes, she adds, you have to address the issue head-on in the workplace itself. Building … Continue reading Library Staff Wellness Links Week of May 17th

Wellness Links Week of May 11, 2021

Articles I read during the week of May 11 that made me think or stuck with me. The photo at the right is Fuchsia in a hanging basket on my patio. How Audie Cornish Went From Feeling Like Journalism’s ‘Last Dinosaur’ To Being One Of NPR’s Top Hosts As a life-long overachiever and a person who, when they hear or think, “someone should do something” almost … Continue reading Wellness Links Week of May 11, 2021

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Reflections on Social Media, Goals, and Conscious Decisions About Time and Energy

  We wrapped up our five-year performance period at my day job, which ended on April 30, 2021. I have been busy filing reports and other loose ends. I took a much-needed week of vacation last week. Just doing some things around the house, but also taking time to reflect. I have started to think about the next five years (the length of the next … Continue reading Reflections on Social Media, Goals, and Conscious Decisions About Time and Energy