Taking Care of Yourself: Present You and Future You

  • By Tom Daniele
  • 22 Oct, 2020
“You owe it to yourself. Take care of yourself. Look out for yourself.” You have likely heard statements like these and others that are attempts to communicate the idea of self-care. Self-care can loosely be defined as prioritizing and acting out things that preserve...
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Overcoming your Fears

  • By Barbara Vehabovic
  • 15 Oct, 2020
What’s your biggest fear? Is it a fear of failure or a fear of the future? Is it a fear of commitment, intimacy or rejection? Is it a fear of death? Is it a fear of public speaking, heights, flying, or spiders? These are...
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Compassion Fatigue—The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 07 Oct, 2020
Years ago, when I started this work, I found myself with a large caseload of trauma survivors. I remember a colleague of mine at the time warning me to be mindful of compassion fatigue. I did not put much thought into his advice until...
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Compassion Fatigue—The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Oct, 2020
Compassion fatigue is sometimes called “the cost of caring.” Compassion fatigue occurs when you have had to care too hard for too long. Over time, compassion fatigue can negatively impact one’s ability to empathize for others.  In the beginning stages it can cause you...
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Creating a Routine, Not a Punishment Schedule

  • By Tom Daniele
  • 22 Sep, 2020
A routine, or a schedule, has long been known to be beneficial for our mental health. These benefits extend to both those who are dealing with diagnosed mental conditions like depression, addiction disorders, ADD, ADHD, and anxiety, as well as to those who are...
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Following your Ambitions

  • By Barbara Vehabovic
  • 15 Sep, 2020
Are you truly happy at your job? Do you feel fulfilled in your career? Are you excited when going to work or do you absolutely dread it and feel miserable at the mere thought of work? According to statistics, the average person will spend...
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