ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

Unfortunately, I did not make it to ALA to give these presentations in person. A canceled flight and the overall situation with the airlines and airports meant I felt lucky to get home. I may present these as a webinar later this year for ALA-APA, but I thought I would share them now.  I was … Continue reading ALA Presentations on Self Care and Stress Management

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 … Continue reading Reflecting on Burnout

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, … Continue reading Wellness Links Week of May 11, 2021

Integrating Wellness into Zoom Meetings

Many of us are spending our pandemic days (yes, we are still in the midst of a pandemic) moving from Zoom meeting to Zoom meeting (or insert your platform of choice). This can result in mental anxiety and stress from the overwhelming number of meetings. As well as physical strain on our eyes from looking … Continue reading Integrating Wellness into Zoom Meetings

Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress

Like all of us, my world was thrown into chaos in March when libraries began measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. March 12th was the last day I was "in the office." I have a chronic cough, which was (understandably), making people nervous, and I could work from home, so I started before the … Continue reading Stepping Back from Social Media To Take Time to Write and Reduce Stress