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Responding to Burnout

As we conclude our series on compassion fatigue, today’s post discusses how to respond when we notice potential burnout in others. As with any condition, listening with love must take the driver’s role for effective, healthy support. Listen at least […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Depression Clouding Your Freedom? Hope Prevails

Independence Day marks the ultimate celebration of Americana. Countrymen rejoice over freedom together with simple pleasures topped with fireworks. Laughter spangles countless backyards and parks, where families and neighbors gather around tables laden with pie, chips, and homemade slaw. Steaming […]

Vacation with Vitality: Natural Refreshment

  I won’t pose as a great outdoorswoman. I’m a okayish indoorswoman, at best. But something in me yearns to unlock myself from walls, to venture out of my citiscape, and let my skin drink rays not filtered through a […]

Refresh Your Self Image, Part Two

  Last week’s post discussed the keys to internal self-image. Spirituality and character serve as the foundation of our self-concept. Our essence determines our potential impact. The effectiveness of our lives depends upon how well we express our divine potential to […]

Refresh Your Self-Image, Part One

  Self-image grows from seeds of identity and purpose within the soul. When we admit to ourselves who we are and recognize who we are meant to be, actualizing our potential can begin. Self-image first involves inner nurturing. Personal understanding of […]

Refresh Your Spirit

  In preparation for Easter, we’ll continue our series this week to highlight revitalizing our spirituality. We’ve discussed mental, social, and physical health. These integrated parts of life weave together as a skin over the most vital substance of self–our […]