Tag Archives: self-love

12 Points that Help Jess Reclaim her Passion—#8

Each month, author Jess Cleeves shares 12 of her most important points of advice on reclaiming passion. Compared to teachers, people with desk jobs get thousands fewer opportunities to explore who they are, who they want to be, and how to behave…


12 Points that Help Jess Reclaim her Passion—#5

Each month, author Jess Cleeves shares 12 of her most important points of advice on reclaiming passion. By taking responsibility for managing our own stress and availability, we are not only less stressed and more available for our students, but (most importantly)…


12 Points That Help Jess Reclaim Her Passion—#4

Each month, author Jess Cleeves shares 12 of her most important points of advice on reclaiming passion. We are explicitly taught that developing meaningful teaching expertise requires a rejection of our own needs. Rather than subscribing to the martyr-educator model, it’s our…


Resilience, Faith, and Self-love

As part of my book tour for What if..?, in September I spent a week in New York for media meetings. I love New York, and I grew up in the area. Since leaving in 1990, I have gone back…


Self-Love

What does “self-love’ actually mean? I received this question after last week’s writing. Here are my thoughts on what self-love actually looks like: If we all woke up tomorrow with complete self-love and acceptance, there’s this notion that entire industries…


Comparison and Self-Love

I was chatting with a friend recently about comparison and life satisfaction. If you’ve been following my writing for a while, you know how I feel about comparison. There are no winners in the comparison game. In this age of…


Labels, Limits, and Love – part 2

Last week I told you about my experience saying “I love you” to someone who isn’t categorized as lover, family or friend. I likened Love to a pasta sauce (yes, I did!), and shared that we would explore the idea…