My book The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom is having a birthday!!

This month it is TWO YEARS old!

Woo hoo!

::Cue fireworks, confetti, and the weekend crew at TGIFriday’s surrounding my table and belting out a half-hearted “Happy Birthday!” before delivering another order of Buffalo Wings to table 7::

But the only twist here is that even though it’s MY BOOK’S birthday. . .

YOU get the gifts!

Double woo hoo!

Here’s how it works:

Look at the memes above—I made them myself–and please notice that they address some concept that I talk about in this blog and/or The Zen Teacher (ie., meditation, breathing, self-care/taking a break) and then make a meme yourself that addresses some concept mentioned in the blog or book and drop it in the comments section below.


In a few days, I will pick two winners. The deadline for submissions will be Wednesday, October 18th at midnight Pacific Time.

Here’s the swag, yo:

Winner 1 will win one copy of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.
($24.95 value)

Winner 2 will win one FREE ENROLLMENT in my online course Self-Care 101: Finding Time, Creating Space, and Embracing Renewal ($59 value).  (Remember, too, that you are always invited to join the Free Self-Care Start Kit course at any time as well. . .)

As you may know, I’m a big fan of funny, so I’ll be looking for that. But I am also a fan of deep, thoughtful, poignant, and powerful. So whatever your jam is, give it a shot!

To make a meme, you can use your favorite site or you can Google “meme generators” or you can use the site I used, which was:

It has been my deep personal pleasure to help teachers reduce their stress and improve their self-care and personal well-being in the past few years. I’m so glad that you’re here and joining me on this journey.

When I think about you and why you should prioritize reduced stress and improved self-care, please know that two of my main themes are:

  1. You are worth it.
  2. You are okay EXACTLY how you are.

I hope these two thoughts comfort you as you go deeper into the new school year and give you comfort during the bumpier times.

Thanks for making the second birthday of The Zen Teacher so festive and fun.

Now let’s see those memes! TZT


As the birthday celebration continues, please keep an eye on this blog for a SECOND contest/giveway.   

My hope is to unveil it next week!

Good luck!

Have fun!

Peace and love,