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Lean Into You is a self-care podcast to remind Early Childhood Educators the best investment they can make today is in themselves. This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

Lean Into You Alex Farrell and Wesley Mayes

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Lean Into You is a self-care podcast to remind Early Childhood Educators the best investment they can make today is in themselves. This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

    Our Favorite Moments From Year One

    Our Favorite Moments From Year One

    We've been hosting conversations about self-care for just over a year now, which kind of blows our minds. Thank you to everyone who continues to entrust us with leading these conversations every week. We are going to do season break to prepare for season 3, but before we go, we have curated some of our favorite moments from the first and second season. Enjoy this bonus episode and we can't wait for you to join us again for season 3!

    • 28 min
    Getting to the Bottom of Your Passions

    Getting to the Bottom of Your Passions

    In today's episode of Lean Into You, we talk with Rick Lozano, a keynote speaker, musician, and author.  In this conversation, we will talk about how educators can begin to understand their passions better. We will cover:
       
         1) What passion means and how we can revamp our understanding of passion
         2) Borrowing from other interests in order to adopt a lens for viewing our work
         3) How emotional intelligence plays a role in understanding our passions
         4) The importance of facilitating a work environment that nurtures its employees' passions

    If you would like to engage more with Rick's work, visit www.ricklozano.com.

    This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

    • 43 min
    Guided Practices: Resting with Anxious Emotions

    Guided Practices: Resting with Anxious Emotions

    We all have moments of anxiety. That anxiety affects us all in different ways. This guided meditation will help you slow down and learn how to rest in the midst of your anxious emotions, so you can understand them, and eventually move past them.

    This meditation was written by Bob Stahl and was originally published on www.mindful.org. We highly recommend mindful.org as a resource for continuing the conversation about mindfulness, meditation, and overall wellness. 

    • 10 min
    Seeking the Light and Life in Others

    Seeking the Light and Life in Others

    In today's episode of Lean Into You, we talk with Barbara Brown Taylor, a New York Time's bestselling author and retired Episcopal priest and professor. In this conversation, we will talk about what our rituals and traditions can teach us about self-care.  We will cover:
       
         1) Barbara Brown Taylor's own seeking journey through her faith tradition
         2) How her faith tradition taught her how to ask better questions rather than providing specific answers
         3) The importance of rituals and traditions in the search for becoming more fully human
         4) How she became inspired by religious traditions outside her own and by those who claim no religious affiliation

    If you would like to engage more with Barbara's work or writing, visit her website at www.barbarabrowntaylor.com.

    This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

    • 54 min
    Level Up Your Professional Development with TNPAL

    Level Up Your Professional Development with TNPAL

    In today's episode of Lean Into You, we talk with Lisa Walsh, the Registry and Training Manager for TECTA. In this conversation, we will talk about how educators can really take ownership of their professional development with the Tennessee Professional Archive of Learning. We will cover:
       
         1) What TNPAL is and how it works
         2) Why TNPAL is an invaluable tool in a child care setting
         3) How TNPAL makes fulfilling licensing requirements easier for directors
         4) How TNPAL empowers educators to view their work with young children as a career

    If you would like to find out more about the TNPAL system, or to register today,  visit www.tnpal.org.

    This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

    • 33 min
    Breaking out of the Box with the Enneagram

    Breaking out of the Box with the Enneagram

    In today's episode of Lean Into You, we talk with Brian Taylor, the Vice-President of the Enneagram Institute. In this conversation, we will talk our how we can use the Enneagram as an evaluation tool to help us break out of self-limiting beliefs.  We will cover:
       
         1) What the Enneagram is and how it is structured
         2) How we can use the Enneagram as a self-evaluation tool
         3) How the Enneagram encourages growth
         4) Why it is important for educators to understand the Enneagram

    If you would like to engage more with Brian's work or to start the Enneagram assessment today, you can visit www.enneagraminstitute.com. 

    This podcast is funded through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services and Signal Centers, Inc.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

beau 😎 ,

Great podcast to reset

Excellent resource for cultivating mindfulness and self care. Good guests and great interviews by the hosts.

Thespudinater132489 ,

Great podcast!

This is a great podcast to listen to and get your head back in the right mind set. I’ll recommend this podcast to all of my friends!

Vahggoner ,

Standout!

Lean Into You is a great new podcast for educators or people like me who are interested in learning and how to invest more in ourselves. If you’ve ever heard of the expression “you cannot help others until you help yourself” and wondered how—then this is the podcast for you.

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