Learning to Set Boundaries and Getting More Comfortable Being Less Agreeable

Rosie’s learned an important lesson recently from her four-year old son whom she calls Happy. boundary

The other day, Happy suffered a disappointment.

“I am sorry, buddy,” I told him, and he looked at me confused.

“You don’t have to say you are sorry if you didn’t do anything wrong, Mama.”  He instructed me.

Funny how my four-year old is a little more adept at life lessons than I am sometimes.

You see, for a whole lotta years, I have been an apologist and, thus, a compromiser.

Before I really decided that I was just going to embrace authenticity, other people’s intentions for me be damned, I was a bit of a rampant apologist.

I was the person who compromised a whole lot in order to make other people happy….

Does this sound familiar? To read more about Rosie’s  No Apologies Tour click here.

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Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher Giveaway WINNER!

A HUGE thank you to all the teachers and friends who helped us get the word out about The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher program.

As promised, we held an old school drawing with names into a hat.

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Tami’s little one helped by drawing out one entry.

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She did a great job only choosing one on the first try!

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Nicole R, from Sacramento, California!

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Thanks again to everyone who helped us get the word out about The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher!

We hope you’ll join us either in July or September sessions.

A Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher GIVEAWAY!

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We are so excited to be able to give away one spot in either session of The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher program.

We will be doing our drawing the old-fashioned way (names in a hat with a super excited toddler picking the winning entry) this Sunday, June 16th. We’ve extended it to NEXT Sunday, June 23rd.

We’ll announce the winner Monday, June 17th.  Monday, June 24th.

Interested in trying to win?

There are three ways to enter. You can do any one, two, or all three of them. The more ways you help us get the word out, the more entries you collect. Each person is eligible for up to four entries total.

BLOG ABOUT HHST – For two entries

Write a blog post telling why you’d want to join us in The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher program while sharing some general information about HHST and including a link to our About page. Be sure to link back to this post and/or leave the link in the comment section here.

TWEET ABOUT HHST – For one entry

Tweet about The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher workshop and share a link to our About page. Be sure to use the hashtag #hhst and @reply Tami @tgbts. Please leave a comment in this post’s comment section about it with the link.


Share the Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher photo above with a link to our About page on Facebook and be sure to leave a comment here on this post with a link from your FB post.

That’s it, folks! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing your tweets, updates and blog posts this weekend!

Good luck! We can’t wait to work with you this summer.

A reminder: early registration ends this Saturday, June 15th.


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Teacher Self-Care Inspiration

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Are you ready to engage in a bit of self-care this summer break and you aren’t sure where to start?

We’ve started The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher board on Pinterest to help give you some ideas. We’d love to have you follow along. If you aren’t yet pinning and would like to use this easy breezy teacher resource you can join here.

We’ll be pinning easy, healthy recipes, tips for adding a bit of yoga and meditation into your life, inspirational quotes, books you may enjoy and maybe even a little humor.

Please let us a comment about the kinds of pins you’d like to see on our HHST board.


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Rosie’s Teaching Story And How She Learned How To Keep Herself Out of the Emergency Room.


If you ask me now what I have MOST loved doing (professionally) in my life, I will answer teaching high school.

And, yes, I have a great, really satisfying, incredibly purposeful, full of passion, full-sized professional life right now that I LOVE.

But teaching high school? There was just something about it that drove me with an all-consuming fury that, though it was thrilling, was nowhere close to healthy for me.

To read the whole story on Rosie’s blog – Sustaining Your Light…

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Tami’s Teaching Story and How She Was Totally Doing It Wrong Until She Wasn’t Anymore.


I found my life’s calling when I became a teacher. Finally, I thought, a job I could see doing for the rest of my life. 

And pretty much as soon as I found my calling, I lost my f*king marbles.

I’ve always been a super productive, perfectionist, ambitious, go-getter and stepping into a new career wasn’t going to change that fact.

My plan was to be the best teacher ever in the history of the universe.

Click to read the rest of the post first titled The Secret To Being A Happy Classroom Teacher…

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Rockstar in the Classroom and In Your Life… Welcome to The Healthy, Happy, Sane Teacher!

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Love being a teacher?

Hate how it leaves you depleted for everything else?

You worked hard to get your credentials and, with a roomful of students depending on you, we know you are giving it your absolute all.

Yet, we also know that it never feels like enough (meanwhile: you are running on fumes, haven’t exercised in weeks, the laundry monster is growing, and the grading monster is even scarier).

Are you wondering how to be a rock star in the classroom while maintaining a better life balance?

Want to learn how to have an incredible school year AND get your laundry done?

Join us for The Healthy, Happy Sane Teacher: Sustainable Self-care for a Successful School Year.

We’ll teach you how to take care of you so you can take care of all those sweet faces looking back at you.

Buy now —  your teaching- and your life- will never be the same.

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Image Source: SALE – Rock Star – 8×10 print by Dandyville on Etsy