It’s Ok Not to Be Ok

• Use creativity to deal with stress and anxiety.

Our brains are wired for art and play. Our bodies respond positively to the change. Find out more in my latest interview with Margaret Brown of The Creative Unblock and upcoming webinar with Margot Toppen of EduMotion.

• Make plans but be flexible.

Having a daily routine helps us cope with uncertainty. But be willing to be spontaneous. One thing I think we have all learned is how fragile and precious life and relationships are. Find ways to celebrate each day!

• Stay connected.

Sometimes when we are feeling upset, we isolate. Reach out. And if there are people you haven’t heard from in a few days, check on them. We need each other.

Tamara Fyke
Tamara Fyke
Tamara Fyke is an educator and social entrepreneur with a passion for kids, families, and urban communities. She is the creator, author, and brand manager for Love in a Big World, which equips K-8 educators with a social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that is both research-based and practical, and also provides the supporting resources necessary to empower students to be socially competent, emotionally healthy problem-solvers who discover and maintain a sense of purpose and make a positive difference in the world. Tamara is the editor of Building People: Social & Emotional Learning for Kids, Schools & Communities, a book that brings 12 wide-ranging perspectives on SEL to educators, parents, and leaders. Now more than ever, we need to teach our children what LOVE looks like. Find out more at

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