The Self-Care Series
By Cherith Fluker
Each week, we will explore topics to help you get clear about what self-care means. You’ll leave motivated to start or nurture your self-care routine and inspired to help someone else on their self-care journey. Let's go!
The Self-Care SeriesNov 07, 2020
35. How to Stop Being Nosy
Raise your hand if you like asking people personal questions? You know those questions that you probably shouldn't ask, but that satisfy your curiosity, so you ask them anyway? If you are guilty of asking intrusive questions, consider yourself nosy. If you're nosy, don't worry. You're not alone. There are lots of people in the world who use the word nosy to describe themselves. Today, we're talking about how to stop being nosy!
34. How to Be Heavy on the Self-Love
In this episode of The Self-Care Series, we’re talking about how to be heavy on the self-love! The world is currently experiencing a “self-love crisis” with 1 in 2 people lacking self-love. Let’s talk about how to change that!
If you want more information about self-love, head over to my blog where I talk more about How to be Heavy on the Self-Love
In this episode, I refer to self-forgiveness techniques that work. You can find those techniques here.
Exercise is an important part of self-care. Learn more about the benefits of exercise here.
Episode 16: More Self-Care Suggestions for Teachers
33. How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
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32. Self-Care Tips for Bloggers and Content Creators
31. 15 Self-Care Activities that take 15 Minutes or Less
Do you struggle to find time for self-care? In today's episode, I'm sharing 15 self-care activities that take 15 minutes or less. Even the busiest woman can make time for these self-care activities.
Need additional resources? Grab my ebook, Comprehensive Guide to Self-Care.
Need a self-care playlist like the one I mentioned in the show: https://whatcherithinks.com/the-soundtrack-of-my-life-songs-currently-on-my-playlist/
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30. Self-Care for College Students
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29. Self-Care for Empty Nesters
Are you an empty nester? If you're like me, you weren't too excited about this huge change in your family dynamics. However, we also have to accept that this is a natural progression of life. The empty nest is the perfect time for you to shift your focus to you and practice self-care regularly.
In this episode, I'm sharing tips for incorporating self-care into your life. In this blog post, I share more tips for self-care for empty nesters. https://whatcherithinks.com/self-care-for-empty-nesters/
Episode 28: Self-Care Strategies for Challenging Times
Hello Friend! Welcome to The Self-Care Series with Cherith Fluker. This is the podcast where we talk all things self-care, self-love, and self-improvement. I want to help you to be unapologetic about putting yourself first. Each week, we will explore topics to help you get clear about what self-care means. You’ll leave motivated to start or nurture your self-care routine and inspired to help someone else on their self-care journey. Today,
I’ll be sharing some self-care strategies for challenging times. Let’s talk about it. Here is the blog post that I mentioned in the podcast. Hope to see you over there! https://whatcherithinks.com/self-care-strategies-for-challenging-times/
Episode 27: Forgiveness vs. Being a Doormat
On my blog, I wrote about forgiving someone who continually hurts you. Forgiving others is important. Harboring bitterness and hatred in your heart is detrimental to your own well-being. So, I’ll always be #teamforgive because ultimately, forgiveness is more for you than it is for the other person. Let’s talk about true forgiveness vs. being a doormat.
While I am a huge proponent of forgiveness, I know that it is a process and that it can take time. Some offenses take longer to forgive than others. But, the ultimate goal is to forgive others so that you can have the peace and healing that you need to move forward.
You can read the full blog post here.
You can view the YouTube video here.
Episode 26: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
Episode 25: 10 Habits of Self-Care that You Should Start Right Now
See related blog post here: https://whatcherithinks.com/10-habits-of-self-care-for-busy-women/
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In this episode, Cherith shares 10 habits of self-care that you should adopt on your self-care journey.
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Episode 24: How to Establish and Maintain Closeness in Your Family
In this episode, we'll discuss how to establish and maintain closeness in your family. Cherith shares 6 tips for being intentional about improving and maintaining family relationships.
See related blog post here: How to Establish and Maintain Closeness in Your Family
In the podcast, Cherith talks about forgiveness. See related blog posts about forgiveness here:
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If you follow my blog and are subscribed to my email list, you know that I decided to take a little break from the podcast. But, I'm back and ready to hang out with you! I've missed you!
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Episode 23: Finish Strong
Episode 22: What I Have Learned from the COVID-19 Classroom
Episode 21: Building Confidence in Your Students
Episode 20: Providing Accommodations in an Online Learning Environment
Many students are learning in new ways this year due to the pandemic. Similarly, many teachers are teaching in new ways. This episode discusses ways that teachers can provide accommodations in an online learning environment.
Episode 19: Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout
Episode 18: Falling in Love with Teaching
This has been a difficult school year. Some teachers may have forgotten why they fell in love with teaching in the first place. In this episode, I am going to try to help you remember why you fell in love with the profession.
Episode 17: Celebrating the Holidays in the Midst of a Pandemic
Episode 15: How the Pandemic has Affected the Mental Health of Children (LaTasha Toney Interview)
On this episode of the WhatCherithinks Podcast, Cherith sits down with LaTasha Toney. Toney is a licensed independent clinical social worker. She has worked with everyone across the life span in the home: in residential treatment facilities, in the community and in hospitals. Currently, she works in inpatient psychiatry. She is passionate about educating individuals about mental health and mental illness and helping them to learn ways to manage their mental health and mental illnesses.
In addition to her 9-5, Toney also blogs about Mental Health and related issues at www.itstashascorner.com
She is available to facilitate discussion on topics related to mental health, mental illness and coping with life to parents, teachers, community groups and whoever will listen!
On the episode, Toney speaks of several agencies in the Greater Birmingham (Alabama) area that can provide additional resources and guidance regarding mental health. Those resources are listed below:
Psychiatric Intake Resource Center (PIRC) - 205-638-7472
Open seven days a week, year around from 8am-11pm
Jefferson Blount St Clair Mental Health Authority
Ask for Children's Services
Eastside Mental Health Center
Jefferson County 129 East Park Circle
Birmingham, AL 35235 (205) 836-7283 (Phone) (205) 836-9594 (Fax)
Blount County 1002 2nd Avenue E
Oneonta, AL 35121 (205) 625-3882 (Phone) (205) 625-4201 (Fax)
St. Clair County 625 15th Street N
Pell City, AL 35125 (205) 338-7525 (Phone) (205) 338-7557 (Fax)
United Way 211 -- just dial 211 from your cell phone to get resources
Great resource for educators and parents
Great article on how anxiety can show up as behavior problems. https://childmind.org/article/how-anxiety-leads-to-disruptive-behavior/
Resource for teachers
Episode 14. Interview with Author Janea D. Harris
This is episode 14 and Cherith is interviewing poet and author, Janea Harris. Janea and Cherith first met several years ago when they worked together as consultants for an education solutions company. Janea uses creative writing to help children gain a better understanding of complex topics. As an educator, she learned that children often discover lasting life-long lessons in the books that they read. She has written two children’s books, but today we are focusing on her latest book, “Through the Window of Winter the Rabbit.” It is an uplifting story that touches on the various emotions that children are feeling during the pandemic and provides reassurance that this will come to an end.
To purchase a copy of Through the Window of Winter the Rabbit, click here.
You can learn more about Harris' other works or purchase copies using the following links:
Episode 13: Interview with Julie Emory-Johnson and Lisa Lawrenz of Inside Voices
Today on the podcast, Cherith interviews Julie Emory-Johnson and Lisa Lawrenz. Julie and Lisa have partnered to launch Inside Voices, a Birmingham (Alabama)-based educational consulting company. They want to bring joy back to the workplace for teachers by providing them with opportunities for autonomy and professional engagement.
Tune in to this episode to learn more about Inside Voices. You can visit www.insidevoicesonline.com for additional information or to get contact information for Julie or Lisa. Inside Voices officially launches on December 1, 2020.
Episode 12: Becoming a Teacher During a Global Pandemic
Today on the WhatCherithinks Podcast, Cherith interviews a former student, Abbey Graves. Abbey is currently completing a practicum, which puts her one step closer to becoming a secondary social studies teacher. At a time where several teachers are contemplating leaving the field, Abbey shares why she is optimistic and eager to have her own classroom soon.
Episode 11: Tips for Being an Effective Online Teacher
Episode 10: Another Dose of Encouragement for Teachers
When I first launched the WhatCherithinks Podcast, I published a bonus episode called Back to School Encouragement for Teachers. Well, we're only a few short months into this school year and I thought teachers could use another dose to help them get through this semester. Tune in to Episode 10 for more encouragement for teachers!
Episode 9: Building Culture and Community in Schools During a Pandemic
In this week's episode of the podcast, I'm sharing ways to build culture and community in schools during a pandemic.
Building culture and community in schools has always been important, but it is especially important now that we are in the middle of a global pandemic. Teachers, students, staff, administrators, and even parents are feeling overwhelmed by the uncertainty that comes with the pain and the inability to create a sustainable plan due to ever-changing data and information surrounding covid-19.
Episode 8: Study Tips for Online Classes
Episode 7: Self-Care Tips for Teachers
Episode 6: Books that Teach Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness
Episode 5: Transitioning from School Teacher to School Administrator with Dr. Christy Shepard
Episode 4: Preparing for Success in College with Charles Morris
Episode 3: How Outside Influences Affect Education with Cordell Fluker
Episode 2: Dear New Teachers
Episode 1: Returning to College in the Midst of a Pandemic with Jordan Fluker
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