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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

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Edited: On moments of courage and the lack thereof

Edited April 2, 2021 10:35am CT I have edited this post to apologize for the harm my blog post caused. I owe these panelists an apology for not being more hands-on with them before the symposium. I should have taken the time to reach out to them individually and get to know them. It is clear I missed some critical information about them and failed … Continue reading Edited: On moments of courage and the lack thereof

BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

Below are the opening remarks I delivered as part of BLOSSOM Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness March 24 – 26, 2021 A free 3 day virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. Welcome. I want to thank you for your time and attention to this event. I know many things demand our time and attention these … Continue reading BLOSSOM Welcome Remarks #blossom2021

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Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

It is hard to believe that only a little over four months I proposed to my supervisor that we host a virtual event for library staff health and wellness. I do not often overlap my day job with my blog and outside work, but this project used all of my resources both inside and outside of my day job. BLOSSOM is funded as a result … Continue reading Schedule for BLOSSOM A free virtual symposium for library staff #blossom2021

New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health

It seems like forever ago that I talked with the team at WebJunction about writing a regular column on library staff health and wellness. Like all things during the Pandemic this has not unfolded how I had imagined. But I am pleased to share with you that the first column is finally up! Through this series, I will explore library staff health and wellness, what … Continue reading New Series at WebJunction on Library Staff Health