I walked out of the hospital tears stinging my eyes. I was exhausted mentally and emotionally and I had only visited for a little over an hour. After staying with my Mom in the hospital all weekend I felt 100% of all of the symptoms of burnout return. Tired when I … [Read more...] about Recurring Burnout: Reclaiming Hope
The Memories of December Recently my wife’s mother passed away. We had just celebrated her 100th birthday only three weeks earlier. It was a wonderful celebration of her life. She was content, alert, appreciative, and felt surrounded by the love of her family. All of her … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Turn Sorrow into Joy This Christmas Season
There was a time, as embarrassing as this is to say, that I really thought I had everything figured out. Seriously. I was absolutely certain I was right about most things. My thinking was infected with SHOULDS– rigid, harsh, judgmental shoulds that served as a breeding ground for … [Read more...] about The Problem with Certainty
One of my favorite movies growing up was Swiss Family Robinson. There is a scene in the film where the eldest son, Fritz, finds himself in a river wrestling an anaconda. Rolling over and under, again and again, knife in hand, Fritz struggles to conquer the massive snake. … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Get Over It?
Self-care is not a new concept. I know that I need to take care of myself in order to take care of others. So, why is it that the things I need to do to accomplish this, always get put on the back burner? Am I ignoring the importance of self-care? Think about it, if you have a … [Read more...] about Self-Care: We Cannot Pour From An Empty Pitcher
Does this sound familiar? I feel like my brain is always going, and it feels impossible to slow it down. When I'm at home, I'm thinking about work, and when I'm at work, I'm wishing I was at home. When I go on vacation, I find myself worried about things back home or at work. … [Read more...] about Too Many Tabs Open