What People Are Saying?

Thank you for making a difference! I have the email ready to send to my faculty tomorrow as a reminder to re-visit their A to Z Self Care Guide for Educators!! This was the best professional development for teachers during the peak of COVID last year! Thanks a Million!!!!!

Debra Bacon Frazier

High School Principal, Liberty County Schools

This is a must read for every educator! If you are a brand new teacher preparing for your first year in the classroom or a veteran educator, realizing you need to take better care of yourself!  This is easy to follow and practical with the after action plan for each section. As an administrator, I would provide this guide for every educator on my campus. It is refreshing and allows for immediate implementation of the tips! I enjoyed the fact that this is coming from the insider’s perspective-the author can and does relate to the many demands placed on us as educators. As I was reading, I began identifying aspects I could make a part of my routine. The immediate feedback section made each strategy here and now!!!  An excellent guide to lead you in the direction of establishing routines to take care of you! You owe it to yourself! You have to take care of self before you can take care of others. A to Z  Self Care Guide For Educators will help you create practical self-care routines you need for a sustainable career–especially during this pandemic season!  Pick up a copy for yourself and a colleague! 

Debra Bacon Frazier

High School Principal, Liberty County Schools

Today’s educators face challenges unlike most of their predecessors. The demands of the profession are at an all-time high as school personnel fulfill the call of their vocations while navigating the uncertainties of a global pandemic. The certainty of stress in such unprecedented times leaves many educators feeling overwhelmed and undervalued. Dr. Gwen’s A to Z Self-Care Guide for Educators invites education professionals to give themselves the grace they rightly deserve to prioritize personal care. Filled with thoughtful, easy-to-follow tips and strategies, this book reminds educators that self-care is not only important but also imperative to their overall well-being. Readers will find Dr. Gwen’s recommendations insightful, timely, and easy to integrate into their daily lives. From A to Z, each section offers words of wisdom and activities intended to compel educators to reflect, refocus, and renew their commitment to taking care of themselves. As Dr. Gwen aptly asserts, self-care is an educator’s “professional, personal, and moral responsibility to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at home and work.” May all readers take heed to her words.

Dr. Chante Martin

Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of English, Savannah State University

Dr. Gwen’s A-Z Self-Care Guide for Educators offers a treasure trove of ready-to-use self-care practices.  Dr. Gwen packs an incredible amount of information into this book, yet it is easy to digest.  Dr. Gwen is an excellent writer who doesn’t beat around the bush.  Her book will get you up and moving, moving as is fitness, or moving if you feel stuck.  If you want to manage stress better, learn to say no in a clear unapologetic yet acceptable way, have a doable work-life balance, feel it’s ok to ask for help, then read Dr. Gwen’s book for answers to these questions and more.

From beginning to end, you can feel her cheering for your success and feel the confidence she has in you to realize your potential. Dr. Gwen’s Self-Care- for Educators is a gem of a book.
Janice E. Williams, Ph.D., R.N.

Clinical Psychologist

In a world of epidemics, heated political climates, and daily worry about tomorrow, Dr. Gwen’s message of personal care is both important and timely. With this simple set of reminders we are encouraged to take a breath, put things in perspective, and keep on impacting others positively.

Dr. James Taylor

Head of School, Hebron Christian Academy

Dr. Gwen’s A to Z Self care Guide for Educators will inspire not only educators but anyone who reads this interesting and informative workbook.
I would highly recommend this sorely needed guide to all my clients and colleagues.
With an “attitude of gratitude”, I thank Dr. Gwen for her gift of creativity, practicality and above all positivity.

Deborah B. Giordan, LPC

Clinical Supervisor, Heads Up Guidance Services (HUGS)

I bought this book for my daughter, and she gave it thumbs up. This book is written to engage its reader into thinking about their well being. It focuses not only on self care but also healing from experiences that we may have that are broken or not going so well with others. It is a recipe for improving one’s self to a state of healing and happiness. For some of us who may have daughters transiting to teenagers or adulthood, I would recommend this book. Many thanks to the author.

Amazon Review

Dr. Gwen’s A to Z Self-Care Guide for Teens was a timely read as I am a parent of two teenagers. Her advices was spot on. I learned long ago that my children often will receive the same advice better when it comes from someone of authority other than their parent! This book is especially relevant now after living through a pandemic. Teenager’s mental and emotional wellness should be supported to the best extent possible. Giving them some tools to navigate to do this themselves is empowering. I can’t wait to give each of my teens a copy.
(This book was received as an advanced copy.)

Stacy Giles

Amazon Review

What a wonderful book! So many families have teenagers who are struggling with difficult situations and many have no where to turn for help! This book provides helpful information and tips that guides not only teenagers but parents in supportive ways. Teenagers who read this book can enjoy an easy read that gets straight to the point that teens can relate to! Dr. Gwen has written another great book proving once again her passion for helping others comes through in a caring a meaningful way for all her readers!

Karla Jones

Amazon Review

As Simone Biles just showed us this week at the Olympics that understanding emotional and mental health is key to a balanced life. Dr. Gwen’ book will change the life of many teens. The poignant messages and guidance in the book brings a connection of the logical words to the mental and emotional inner-soul which is life. This book will have many teens feeling that someone understood and heard them. It will give them support, ideas , and endless encouragement. Dr. Gwen’s book will turn teens from feeling like restless teenagers to feeling and seeing that they are worthy and formidable force in the world. Thank you for sharing this gift. D.Alvarado & H. Gonzalez

Hailey Gonzalez

Amazon Review

I love the journal! The affirmations and goal setting helps me to stay focus on me. I take a quiet moment to reflect and make sure I am walking in my purpose. Great journal and definitely recommend it.

Amazon Review

The journals quotes and devotionals moments in the book will give the reader strength and inspiration to create good energy and karma, in addition to influencing to create a focused journey in healing and setting great goals in your life. I’ve read my share of self help books but found that the common themes throughout them all is begin with gentle loving kindness with your inner spirit, mind, and soul. From the spiritual side Dr. Gwen has provided golden threads that tie words, empathy, love, and compassion together. Dr. Gwen many will be blessed by the guidance in your books.

Amazon Review

This is from my friend, Gwen Jones Martin, who is the best…teacher, counselor, mentor. If you don’t fill your own pitcher you’ll have nothing left to give others. I found myself in just such a place last year. By the end of the school year I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. Thanks, Gwen! I needed to hear this more than you know. It is NOT selfish to practice self-care.

Beth Calkins

School Nurse, Retired

I received my Self-Care Kit as a gift at a workshop hosted by Dr. Gwen that I attended back in February (big fun, may I add). I was excited to put it to use after learning about all the different tools. It even comes with instructions, which makes it even better. My most used tool is the apple. I keep it on my night stand because I’m a late night snacker and for some reason it’s never anything healthy. It’s been a challenge but at the same time it has helped me to stop and reconsider my choices. I’ve planted the seeds as well, which has also inspired me to start my own garden. I would recommend the kit to anyone. It has many different tools to use, just know, as I found out, it’s one tool that’s always going to be the go to tool. Gotta luv it!!!


Educational Aide

I’m very pleased with my purchase! Dr. Gwen’s Self-Care and Survival Kits have been very beneficial for me when I feel a need for self-improvement. These kits aid in helping me show some self compassion towards myself and acts as a friendly reminder that we are all human and it’s okay to take timeout to regroup.

Ashley H.


I have enjoyed this 30 day 30 minutes workout challenge. It has helped tremendously on my journey to becoming healthier and implementing daily exercises to help improve my overall health. I enjoyed reading all the participants exercise journey as well. I’m looking forward to our next challenge.

Valerie N.

Army Wife (Retired)

I would recommend working and learning from this lady to anyone!!

Chelsea Talley

P.E. Teacher, DoDEA

I’ve initially purchased kit for my 6 year old son, but my 2 year old daughter took over😁.  She enjoys playing with some of toys that’s inside, so I guess that means I have to purchase another.

Ashley M.

Educational Aide

I really enjoy this self care kit. It helps me, literally everyday in some way. You’ll be surprised by how such a small kit like this will help you throughout your daily life. Best 10 bucks I’ve ever spent.

Ashley M.

Educational Aide

I attended a workshop hosted by Dr. Gwen back in February. I must say it was very informative and very welcoming. At the workshop I received a self-care kit that you can use for many different things. I find myself using the resistance band that comes with instructions, the bookmark, and the sleep mask the most.  Thanks Dr. Gwen for inviting me and sharing your knowledge with me.  I would recommend attending her workshop if possible.


Educational Aide

Completed the challenge today with a 3 mile run. I am so thankful for Gwen Martin initiating this challenge and providing guidance along the way. I truly appreciate all of the insight and encouragement from each participant as we strive to be healthier in all aspects and f life. Remember that you are worthy!

Kellie Fernandez

Information Specialist

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