Messages for the Compassionate Community
The holidays are upon us. Some of us are excited, and some of us may have some trepidation about the inherent stressors related to preparations, selecting and shopping for gifts, expenses, and visitations. At this time of the year, there is also awareness and grief...
How we manage our self-care and who we become as helpers is shaped by many factors: the responsibilities placed on us early on, our communities and/or places of frequent fellowship, the people we live with, and other helpers that we closely observe.
For so many of us, we have lost touch with time. We are most often operating in overload and overwhelm with work and personal responsibilities and obligations. As a result, we may have lost touch with things and activities that formerly gave us pleasure.