Eat. Drink. And Be Healthy.

If we want to be the best possible version of ourselves, we must put our wellness as teachers as a top priority.

This post is challenging for me to write, as I would be generally content to spend December living off of frothy coffee drinks and holiday cheese balls. Except that when I have previously attempted this ‘Eat anything! Drink anything!’ holiday mentality, my energy plummets. My immune system is shot. I feel sluggish. I can’t think clearly. It’s not the ideal way to end the year.

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