What’s the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue

What’s the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue

With burnout if you are able to find relief from the helplessness,  hopelessness and stress you are likely to find symptoms of burnout to subside with no lasting impacts.  But that is not the case with compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue has long term impacts to the world view and wellbeing. 

5 Tips to get through the holidays

5 Tips to get through the holidays

  The holidays The holidays bring stressful moments. It doesn’t matter if you have a hallmark life or if you are someone struggling with loss, anxiety or depression. There are times when you are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and even sad. So often when we think...

Why is listening so important?

Why is listening so important?

Active listening is listening with curiosity.  Guiding the person with questions so they can unwrap and open boxes themselves, where eventually they will find the core issue.   I have put together a cheat sheet of curious questions to help you guide people as they tell their stories.

Flipping your lid

Flipping your lid

“Flipping your lid” is a simplified explanation that I often refer to when describing what happens in the brain when people experience stress.  Once you learn this concept you will begin to see if everywhere. The frustrated customer, angry neighbour, the exhausted parent.  Your response to this human experience will be forever changed, and you build self awareness resists that urge to flip your own lid. 

What to say when you don’t know what to say

What to say when you don’t know what to say

  If it hasn’t happened to you yet, there will be a day when you enter a situation and you have no idea what to say and people will be looking to you for support and hope.  Often times it’s when others are facing tragedy. You feel helpless, Words are worthless....

Daily habits that overcome anxiety

Daily habits that overcome anxiety

Research has finally caught up to what we know as truth from the Bible.  There are habits that you can incorporate into your life that can improve your resiliency or ability to bounce back from difficulties like anxiety and depression.

Are you being a supporter or a saviour?

Are you being a supporter or a saviour?

As caregivers, we can tend overreach and try to help everyone. But we are to be supporters, not saviours. Supporting someone is walking alongside them as they journey through their life.
As caregivers, we can’t save anyone.

Why do you experience anxiety and how to overcome it

Why do you experience anxiety and how to overcome it

millions of people every day that are struggling through life but have no idea why or how to overcome it. Anxiety can be tricky to detect and presents differently in each person and let me guarantee you EVERYONE struggles with anxiety. So let’s discover why we experience anxiety and how you can we overcome it.

3 strategies to Calm Anxiety

3 strategies to Calm Anxiety

As Christians how do we overcoming anxiety and worry that can preoccupy our minds? What as believers can we do in the moment of crisis? In this video I offer some strategies to help you begin to overcome anxiety so you are able to feel less anxious.

7 Strategies to Avoid Depression and Anxiety During Physical Distancing.

7 Strategies to Avoid Depression and Anxiety During Physical Distancing.

Grief is often a journey. Something that you go through when there is a loss. Just as in any grief, we can slip into the more unhealthy space of anxiety and depression and get stuck. However, here are seven small strategies that can be helpful to process the grief, prevent us from getting stuck and keep us moving through the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19.