Happy Friday, friends! We made it to this week’s finish line, and are just a few short weeks away from summer vacation (woohoo)! Earlier this week I shared that May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and if you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you’ll know that Kermit Says… devoted this week’s posts to all things mental health. One thing I realized is that some individuals oftentimes privilege visible illnesses over invisible ones. Why? Why do we take a broken fist more seriously than a broken mind? Just because you can’t see that someone is suffering, doesn’t mean it’s not happening and it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do all we can to support them and provide resources to help them.
Happy Tuesday, friends! Since entering the wonderful world of private school teaching, I have noticed my students are dealing with a type of stress, exhaustion, pressure, competition, and anxiety I don’t think existed a few years ago. For some, it’s debilitating. For others, it’s embarrassing. But I want you to know anxiety isn’t something that should be shamed or stigmatized. Anxiety is normal. Anxiety isn’t dangerous. Anxiety can be problematic. Anxiety is manageable. Take a listen to today’s Dear Kermit podcast for three tips to better manage your anxiety, and comment below if you have any additional strategies that work well for you!
Happy Monday, friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful, relaxing weekend. As last week’s Mother’s Day theme comes to an end, another themed-week begins. May is National Mental Health Awareness month, and this week’s posts couldn’t come at a better time. After recently talking to a number of my former students who currently find themselves cramming and stressing out over their college finals, I figure now is as good a time as any to share some helpful reminders on the importance of taking care of your mental health; what you can do when you’re down and out, anxious, grieving, or anything in between; and how you (we) can combat stigmas and provide support. Here’s hoping today’s post encourages at least one person! Sending lots of love and rays of sunshine your way ❤