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A Letter of Appreciation & Gratitude for Yourself


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In today’s episode, I share a compelling practice of self-love and self-recognition; writing a letter of gratitude to yourself.

Writing this letter to yourself is a radical opportunity to pause and appreciate who you are and where you’ve been while providing inspiration for your next stage of growth.

Gratitude is a huge part of the School of Excellence Framework and as a director or owner, it is important that you realize that it is very different from gratitude for others.

When we show ourselves gratitude, we give ourselves permission to reflect on and accept everything that we’ve been through.

In a nutshell, I talk about:

  • Why it is important to show gratitude to yourself, for things that you have done or have to do
  • Leaning into your emotions, fully expressing them to get space for other beautiful emotions
  • The 6 incredible steps on how to write a gratitude letter to your former self

        …and so much more!


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If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

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