(Self) Care

For Educators and Our Students

Audre Lorde quote

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, 1982

Educators, you know this Spring has been exhausting. Granted, it’s also been exhilarating as many of us have learned LOTS of new things–technologically and often about ourselves–as we’ve found meaningful ways to connect with our students amidst very tough circumstances. Many are juggling family responsibilities, we can’t get to our offices and labs, some are suffering anxiety & depression, other have physical challenges from increased time at computers & screens (migraines, eye strain, etc.), and an increasing number of us have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and are grieving in isolation.

In this context, (Self) Care is ESSENTIAL!  While this term often conjures up images of enticements to pamper oneself and spend lavishly, that is not what you will find here.  Below are just a few resources.  Most are free, many educational, and they encourage reflection, creativity, movement, wellbeing, and a little bit of irreverence to keep us laughing …

 

Art

Collage art journal

Create Every Day. Credit: Creative Commons

Books

      • Over 1.4 million books are now free online, thanks to the Internet Archive, which has created a National Emergency Library for universal access to books throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Community Engagement

Music & Performance

Yogi seated floor stretch with one leg over head. Photograph by Hannah Lane-Davies

Flex Yoga Wooster. Owned by College of Wooster alum Emily Moorefield Mariola.

Wellness

Irreverence (don’t judge)

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