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Self-Care for Faculty & Staff


“…we have a special vocation to steward our own gifts by caring responsibly for ourselves.”   Mark Tranvik, Martin Luther and the Called Life

“Self-care is never a selfish act — it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”  Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak


Online Resources

Anxiety/Stress Quick Tools for Support

Avoiding Burnout:  Self-Care Strategies for Faculty  Camille Freeman & Bevin Clare

Self-Care for Teachers    Anne Brunette, MSW

Staff Self-Care from The Colorado Education Initiative

Faculty Burnout    Robert Minter, Walsh College      Includes the “Burnout Cycle Inventory” and  a “Recovery Process” (page 7).

Are You Burning Out?  From the University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Self-Care Starter Kit   University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Professor Goldilocks and the Three Boundaries    Self-care and boundaries; Amanda Wyrick

How to Listen Less   Setting boundaries with students’ personal problems   Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Radical Self-Care   “Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers advice for faculty members feeling exhausted by racial battle fatigue”

It’s Your Job, Not Your Life   Kerry Ann Rockquemore

A Black Academic Woman’s Self-Care Manifesto  Erica Lorraine Williams



Community Resources

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes   University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing

Penny George Institute for Health & Healing   holistic care and classes

ARC Retreat Community   “Where healers come for healing, peacemakers find peace, and caregivers are cared for.”

Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute   Resilience & Self-Care workshop