Make Time!

ECC Day 346: “Make Time!” Make time for: •yourself. •people who are important to you. •people who enhance your life. •people who reciprocate the effort to make time for you, as long as the above applies. •doing what feels right for you & your life. •priorities you “wish you had time for.” Find a way to make it happen. I believe in you! Start now! Less than 19 whole days to #ChipInForEducation by donating to the ECC Fundraiser @gofundme OR Taco #1 & 2) black

Summer Recharge

ECC Day 302: “Summer Recharge” •road trip •quality time with one of my besties @heathercookpdx •took a nap on my first day of summer - glorious •time away from this screen •catching up on balancing checkbook, doctor’s appointments, regular maintenance for my vehicle child •furry baby snuggles and pets •walking - some sort of physical activity •@chipotle —>How do you recharge your internal battery after the school year? #ChipInForEducation by donating to the ECC Fundraiser @go

Wind Down

ECC Day 298: “Wind Down” “In order to hustle year round, you also need to wind down.” @teamgaryvee I’m 298 days into the yearlong ECC. I’ve also been over a full-time Jr. High School Counselor. There have been several times of exhaustion throughout the ECC journey. Yesterday was one of them; I needed an hour away from a device and text. I sat in the chair, on the couch, in silence, and pet kitty. Well, I talked to kitty some.😻I danced today @mangosf and winded down by TURNIN

Educators, stay motivated!

Day 273 of the ECC: “Educators, stay motivated!” To the educators (including myself) who are on the last hill of the school year coaster: Hands up, it’s downhill from here! A well-earned summer break will be here before ya know it. I hope you can use at least part of it as a break; I know many of you have summer gigs just to make ends meet. Take time to eat, breathe, have silence, recharge your battery, and watch your favorite show. Fill out the surveys when they say you coul

Silver Linings Everywhere

ECC Day 272: “Silver Linings Everywhere” I choose to live life with a glass half full approach. I saw this sign as we walked @davis.downtown . This is not to say to neglect, repress, or sugarcoat the unfortunate, painful experiences. I choose hope & optimism. #ChipInForEducation by donating to the ECC Fundraiser @gofundme OR salad with chicken, mild salsa, sour cream, lettuce #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #hope #keepit

All In

ECC Day 259: “All In” Sometimes in life ya gotta go all in; ya gotta give it everything you’ve got...and a little more. I’m all in for making the Educator Chipotle Challenge the most impactful it can be. I’m all in to advocate for the wellness & success of our youth, and the adults who help raise them. I am all sorts of in with reaching 365 days of eating @chipotle . Sir Kael Clark, you have really sparked the fire of inspiration and zest for life that I have lost here and th

Rollin’ with the Tide

ECC Day 236: “Rollin’ with the tide” On a constant adventure of learning how to surf the waves of life; to adapt as it happens. I’m fairly good at that, but some parts of it are more challenging for me - to let go of the desire and act to control it. Learning to let go, to let it be what it’s going to be. To take action, but not accept being the only one taking action. Shake it off. Let loose when I get tense and high strung due to stress and piling up opportunity & priority

Students, I see you.

ECC Day 231: “Students, I see you.” •To the student who is feeling stress from family, friends, school, athletics, the world, I see you. Seek out support. You’re not alone. Practice self-care to soothe your mind and body. Take a break, recognize your limits, and keep trying your best. •To the student who is having a hard time seeing where you fit in and can stand out as unique in this world, I see you. Find your tribe. They are around, ready to embrace and be embraced by you.

Remembering Priorities

ECC Day 223: “Remembering & practicing my priorities during overwhelmingly busy times.” Those priorities include: maintaining relationships by FaceTiming, audio messaging, & calling loved ones; being patient - with others & myself; self-care - putting away the screen/device, playing, laughing, dancing/listening to music, connecting with people, going outside; letting go of what I cannot control; working hard on what I do have control of-take it one step or one task at a time;

Real Face Time

ECC Adventures on Day 203: *Therapy appointment to do a regular mental health check-up, much like you do a physical check-up, and maintain your vehicle or bike. #selfcare #selflove *I asked a news journalist/reporter what story he was recording, and Leonie ( @leoniepickett ) was interviewed about paid parking in @davis.downtown . We just might see her on @cbssacramento . Thanks, Leonie. Next time, yup, it’s my turn...or I won’t ask. *Real-Face-Time to catch up with a superb q

Circle of care

ECC Day 202: Take care of your mind, heart, and body; in theory & in practice, they’ll take care of you. Bowl: brown rice, mild & corn salsa, sour cream, guac, lettuce When we take good care of our educators, they are better equipped to take good care of our kids. #ChipInForEducation AKA donate to the ECC’s Fundraiser @gofundme OR #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #selflove #selfcare #chipotle #challenge #fundraiser #GiveB

Oooh, honey kinda day

Oooh, honey. You betta play & practice self-care as an educator if you plan to be healthy & stick wit’it. It’s day 191 of the ECC in that honey bowl: 1/2 & 1/2 rice, honey, chicken, mild, sour cream, lettuce. With honey is lunch for day 192. My school day definitely called for some hoops and walking while I ate my @chipotle . Make time for it. Striving for that balance, right, @misslopez_562 ? Even did a lil’ jig across the street as I heard a @ludacris song in the stopped SU

Simplicity & the ECC

ECC Day 166: Peace that comes with a slower pace, even if only for moments. Appreciation for simplicity and low-stress. Day 166 had these moments, for which I am grateful. A student said to me, last week, that one thing she appreciates about our school is that she feels challenged but not highly stressed. In my mind, that’s a healthy, and just about the ideal balance. When I was a teen, I didn’t imagine adulthood feeling as stressful as it can be. Striving to discover & creat

Coming off winter break like...

Educators coming off winter break rested, rejuvenated & ready for...CHIPOTLE... STUDENTS...& SELF-CARE! 🙃ECC fun on Day 132👌🏼 Per students’ recommendation, today’s meal: 3 crispy tacos with brown rice, black beans (look at me go!), veggies (come at me!), mild, sour cream, cheese, guac AND lettuce. Stacked! #Ellen #EllenDegeneres #TheEllenShow #EllenShow #GetMsEbbeOnYourShow #challenge #chipotle #fundraiser #GiveBack #SelfCare #MichelleObama #oprah #OprahWinfrey #educator #

Educators are Lightsabers

Educators are lightsabers. I witnessed this first hand today while I supported the community of an elementary school in Magalia, California. Many of them have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also known as childhood trauma, and trauma in their adulthood - before, during and after the Camp Fire. Educators, students, parents, administrators, families, volunteers, and other critical people of this community have done what they can to rise together, and keep on keepin' o

Brunch Time!

Quality time with quality humans, who also happen to be superb educators! It's da80 ;-) of the ECC. In that bowl is one tortilla, yummy brown and white rice, tasty chunks of chicken, a scoop of pico de gallo, some corn thrown in, sour cream poured all over, a dash of cheese, and a handful of lettuce. #ellen #ellendegeneres #michelleobama #oprah #chipotle #educators #selfcare #chipinforeducation #studentcentered

My Natural Spirit...No Act Necessary

In my natural state, enjoying life and practicing #selfcare; today with a massage, #chipotle for Day 54 of the Educator Chipotle Challenge, and #househunters. While watching couples choose their next home, I felt right at home sitting criss cross apple sauce in front of the tv with a chicken bowl - 1/2 and 1/2 rice, mild salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce. You just might see me on that show some day, in search for my home. #ellen #chipotle #betrue #keepitreal #educatorlif

Peace, Love & Chipotle

#selfcare and #selflove on ECC Day 42 with s bowl of 1/2 white, 1/2 brown rice, chicken, mild salsa, sour cream, and lettuce. #ellen #love #educator #schoolcounselor #chipinforeducation

Day 41 in great company

Day 41 consists of self-care friend time, #relationshipsmatter, and a burrito filled with some brown rice, black beans, chicken, mild salsa, sour cream, and lettuce. #bethechangeyouwishtosee #giveback #schoolcounselor #selfcare #chipinforeducation #dogood

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