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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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vacation with Vitality: Must-Have Soul Treats

Summer whirls us into a flurry of activity. We race to engage kids and family in outings. Vacations demand planning, press us through an agenda, and cause weeks of post-travel catch-up. The season most tauted for recreation often turns into […]

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 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 […]