Self-Care Practices for Educators

By Diane Harrison Feeling your best can be a challenge. Many educators find themselves with a tight schedule and shifting responsibilities that leave little room for self-care, but fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to boost your overall well-being. You’ll find some great tips at Team Embrace, which promotes a positive conversation…

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Lane Johnson’s words on anxiety and depression are the viral clip the NFL truly needs

This article originally appeared in Yahoo! Sports and was written by columnist Shalise Manza Young When a human being is 6-foot-6, 325 pounds, they are generally portrayed as invincible.  When a human being is 6-foot-6, 325 pounds and a three-time Pro Bowl honoree offensive lineman whose stock in trade is shedding oncoming and (sometimes equally…

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Diaper Need at the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

The Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago has been serving communities in Chicago for more than 100 years. In 1908, the organization was founded in response to high rates of infant mortality in the Chicagoland area. It began as a “milk station,” where babies could be weighed and served clean, fresh, pasteurized milk. Since…

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Training with a Body-Positive Perspective

In this article, we want to make sure your health and fitness goals are achieved in a healthy manner and discuss what sometimes happens when trying to achieve a certain look. It is important to feel great about our bodies no matter how they look because they are able to do impressive things. 

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Book Review: “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man”

Acho ends the book by saying, “Ending racism is not a finish line that we will cross. It’s a road we’ll travel”. For those of us who want all of our fellow Americans to finally enjoy the fruits of freedom and justice, “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” is the perfect guide to start that journey.  

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5 Essential Lessons Coaches Learned in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for everyone. Fear, civic unrest, and professional uncertainty have made this a year to remember. On top of it all, one of the most tried-and-true ways to de-stress – sports – have been significantly interrupted. It has been a trying time for athletes, coaches, and parents. It…

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Inconvenient Truths in U.S. Public Health

We should prioritize our health and wellness, which will give us the best shot at fending off the virus, and we should do our best to adhere to public health recommendations, which will give us the best shot at limiting the spread of the virus.

We have to frame COVID as an essential public health concern, but not the only public health concern. This is a moment to maintain thoughtful perspective, not entrench ourselves in one side of the discussion or other.

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Reinventing Motivation for Remote Success

by Janzen Harding It’s a tough time to be a competitive athlete. Due to COVID-19, professional athletes are facing fan-less stadiums, entire seasons have been postponed or cancelled, and many high school athletes are wondering whether they will get a chance to compete for a championship or play for recruiting scouts. Training schedules have been…

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Obesity, Self-Efficacy, and Empowerment through Strength

By Jeremy Weber Two double cheeseburgers, ten spicy nuggets, a large fry and a large soda. This was the typical Wendy’s order I’d shame-eat most nights when I was sitting in my car outside of my apartment. For the better part of a year this ritual was the only thing that made me happy, and…

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