13. Allowing Others to be "On Brand"

Today we are going to talk about how to accept others just as they are and find some detachment even in conflict when you believe your colleague or administrator is “going off the rails.”

In this episode, I remind all of our brains that resisting reality and always yearning for other people and our lives to be different creates suffering for us. Using the concept of , “Yep, that’s ‘on brand’ for her/for him” can give you just a bit of space so that you can watch the events in front of you unfold. 

 In This Episode I share:


  • Why you can’t change others but you can stay in charge of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
  • How to stay present with the moment in front of you without wanting to change it
  • How noticing how others show up can help you stay connected to yourself



More About Teacher Talk with Chrissy Nichols:

Teacher Talk is the podcast for educators like you who are on the brink of burnout, or are already there. It’s your guide to feeling better about being at school and being in your life. Your host, Chrissy Nichols, is a life coach for teachers. 

In her weekly episodes, she will give you quick tools, tips, and brain hacks to understand that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. It’s time to find the joy in teaching again and get back to feeling like the best version of yourself.