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Apr2022

Empathy to Compassion

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April 15, 2022
Charles Figley coined the term Compassion Fatigue in the early 1990’s. However, I believe it really is empathy fatigue. As we use more compassion and move away from empathy, it will provide us protection for our brains. It will be more of service to ourselves and others.  There is a ... Read More

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Apr2022

Give Grace

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April 15, 2022
I have been thinking lately about grace, love, and truth. I hear myself saying a lot, give yourself grace or give some grace. There are 2 quotes that have stuck to me. First, I was listening to a podcast with Emmanuel Acho last year. And he said we should always speak ... Read More

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Apr2022

Wild Heart

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April 15, 2022
I don’t like the idea that getting through difficult times should make us tough. Tough is hard, brittle, and unyielding. In the Nanea Hoffman quote, “NOTE TO SELF: It’s not always true that hard times make us tougher. Sometimes they just make you tired. And anyway, who says it’s better to ... Read More

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Apr2022
We seem to show up into the world with a better sense of who we are then when we are adults. Whether it is trauma, family, and friends’ influences, our experiences or the strong sense and need we have to belong, we do seem to lose ourselves along the way. ... Read More

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Apr2022
Another new year has arrived. It is that time of the year that many people decide to make New Year’s Resolutions. You may have guessed that statistically most will not be successful. What I read a few years ago was it was between 8% to 10% of people who were ... Read More

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Mar2022

Living Your Values

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March 21, 2022
I’m have been thinking lately about being in alignment with my values and living a wholehearted life. I recently re-read, Brené Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfections” and took the Wholehearted Inventory, at https://brenebrown.com/wholeheartedinventory/.  It is a book I would recommend, and it is one that should be re-read every few ... Read More

21

Mar2022

Expanding Your Window

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March 21, 2022
I don’t know how many people have experienced the last 2 years as a trauma with the pandemic and the political atmosphere.  But it does feel that many people have a smaller window of tolerance than they had before. It feels like more and more people these days are dysregulated. ... Read More

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Mar2022

Finding Balance

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March 21, 2022
The idea of a balanced life can be challenging for many. What does it exactly mean, to be in balance? The Yin and Yang of life?  Let’s look at the concept of Yin and Yang. These 2 opposing forces are always in play though they flow from each other. There seems ... Read More

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Mar2022

Busyness Addict

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March 21, 2022
This is a continuation of my last blog or part 2. The idea of busyness and being addicted to frenzy really resonated with me among other things when I was listening to Dr. Shawn Ginwright on a podcast. I had to admit that I can let myself fall into this ... Read More

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Nov2021

Taking Your Story Back

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November 7, 2021
I was listening to some music and the song by Major Lazar, “Lay Your Head on My Shoulder” came on, and there were a few parts that really stood out for me. They were “… And every single scar that you claim Is a stone in the path to this place And every single ... Read More

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