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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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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

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

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