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 twice as much as you speak. Even more is better. As…

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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 the world around us. But sometimes our ability to connect falls…

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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 character roots us. As our seeds germinate and potential springs forth, we…

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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 core essence. [bctt tweet="Well being begins and ends with the state…

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Book Recommendation – IF

I listened to this inspiring book as an audio download from my local library system. But a single pass over the content wasn't enough. After listening to Batterson's amazing insights, I had to own a tangible edition. Much like the ground-breaking Circle Maker, the stirring concepts compelled me to recommend the book…

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Live Your Moments as Chocolate Morsels

Human life begins with a push. Reaching, screaming, kicking--natal souls burst onto a timeline. From the first breath, the endless strive onward begins. Spring from yesterday's position.  Roll, crawl, and walk. Gaze past today toward the next accomplishment. The cookie jar begs a toddler to climb. As we grow to adulthood,…

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Focus Within You, Part Three

Putrid earth envelopes the grubby, dull bulb. The unappealing skin chafes against its chilly, dank surroundings. Hoping for light it has never seen, the bulb forces a tender sprout to wriggle through the oppressive darkness. The shoot summons all the energy it can muster and presses through the crust of earth.…

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