Self-care continues to be our home-work. It is the foundation for our inner home of love, compassion, kindness, and insight. From this base we are better prepared to help others. It all starts at home. Helping others has vast implications. It not only helps others, but is the best medicine for caring for ourself. We move beyond empathy to compassion. Beyond being too close and adopting others’ pain, to a half step back emotionally, while keeping our heart open. Not only does this protect us from empathy fatigue, it also increases our perspective to make better decisions and help more effectively.
People are often confused about how to cultivate compassion. There are several approaches. One method is moving beyond empathy to compassion. Empathy is feeling like the other person is feeling. We often “take on” or […]
During this extremely challenging year for many of us, we’ve built up an inventory of many hurts, both big and small. Now at the end of 2020, it is time to let them go. They […]