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Compassion Fatigue is huge in the veterinary and animal welfare communities.
Signs can be depression, anger, anxiety, sadness, and more. But there are things you can do to deal with the stresses of an open heart.
I worked at an animal shelter for 5 years. It was the hardest job I ever had. Every day–another heartbreaking story.
A man turned in his sister’s dogs, saying she went into a home. She called a few days later after she learned her dogs were…Continue
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You've probably heard that you can only get where you want to be if you know where you're going. This pithy statement is as true now as the first time it was said. So how do we come to know where we’re going so we can get where we want to be?
To start with, goals are crucial. When we set goals, what we're really trying to do is to bring each piece of our lives in line with our overall vision for ourselves. Using a…Continue
Everyone gets a little down from time to time, but Nature is one of the best mood boosters available. The beauty of our surroundings can help us feel happy and whole again.
Using all our senses is key to enjoying all nature has to offer.
Smell: What plants do you smell? Can you smell the moist soil, and freshly mown grass?
Sight: What do you see? Stare into the sky and watch the trees riffled by the wind. Look…Continue
Out of the blue―BLAMO!―someone CRITICIZES us. It’s unexpected and hurtful, and it’s personal, or at least if feels that way.
What do we do? We want to defend ourselves, or punish the offender. Maybe a well-aimed insult. But if this is a friend, colleague, boss, or family member, we might not want to burn that bridge. Where does that leave us?
How do we navigate the tricky waters of criticism? The next few moments are crucial to our continued relationship with that…Continue