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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vacation with Vitality: Keeping Cool

We all covet refreshment in the summer. Keeping cool might prove more a medical necessity than most of us realize. Minor symptoms of overheating include muscle cramps, rashes, or dizziness. Some find blood pooling in their ankles. If the hyperthermia […]