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Warding off Compassion Fatigue

Warding off Compassion Fatigue

This week’s video continues our discussion of compassion fatigue. Instead of addressing burnout only when it reaches critical mass, here are a few tips to help ward off emotional exhaustion before it begins: Schedule renewal before you burn out. Examine […]
Reviving a Heart Bled Dry:  Relieving Compassion Fatigue

Reviving a Heart Bled Dry: Relieving Compassion Fatigue

We pour out compassion for lives razed by wildfire. Our hearts crumble for earthquake survivors. Hurricanes whip at our upraised voices from all directions, yet we manage to cry out for those hit by them, too. When violent crimes and […]

4 Keys to Cultivating Grace

As crises and horrors abound in today’s news reports, tensions have escalated to record highs. The world trends are barreling past stress toward hysteria, and we must choose whether to join the craziness or become part of the solution. We […]

Need a Change of Space?

  Drudgery seeps in from the same old walls glaring at us. Creativity withers if we don’t crack open a new view once in a while. A change of scenery helps, but sometimes refreshing our everydace space is what we […]

Putting it Back Together: Crisis Recovery Tips

As Floridians, my neighbors and I are piecing normalcy back together after Hurricane Irma. Some of us have electricity. Some lost belongings, income, or even loved ones. A few of us had no visible damage to our homes. We recognize […]

Rein in Fear’s Hurricane

Fear is a normal part of the human experience. All emotions occur naturally, whether positive or negative, and anxious feelings are no exception. Our feelings can alert us to opportunities to change ourselves or our circumstances, so we can benefit […]
When Life Isn’t Fruitful

When Life Isn’t Fruitful

I love to encourage others through written and spoken words. What could beat a day of crafting inspirational messages or sculpting fantastic worlds for a novel? By all accounts, I have my dream job. The sun should rise to find […]

Don’t Let the Urgent Eclipse the Vital

Crises can overshadow our lives as if blocking out every other part of our existence. But just as the moon cannot shut out solar rays, problems cannot prevent God’s presence from remaining with us in times of trouble. When we […]
Trading Misjudgment for Peace

Trading Misjudgment for Peace

Human nature seeks to understand. Wounds, fear, and deception warp our reach for comprehesion into a desire to presume knowledge based upon preset assumptions. Anxiety prompts us to trade connection for self-protection. Instead of the spiritual nourishment of engaging intimately […]
Savvy Shopper Tips

Savvy Shopper Tips

This month, parents launch kids off to school, college students head off to dorms, and the rest of us prepare for autumn’s sprint toward Christmas. Whatever compels us to shop this season, most of us could do with a few […]