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The team at Compassion Resiliency are also caring professionals. We understand firsthand the stress and compassion fatigue that the helping professions face in your day-to-day work.
We also understand that it's important to take a moment for self-care, to be mindful and present, and to have fun.
Maybe Your Signs Look Like This?
- I don’t care. I don’t care about your budget shortfalls, your documentation or your workload.
- When I work all day and get nothing done.
- To get through the day I promise myself I will sneak home early to nap. P.S. that never happens.
- No, I don’t think you understand, I really don’t care.
- When I would rather schedule a colonoscopy than attend traditional office rituals.
- The dark side is winning over rainbows and unicorns.
- I’m opening a big whoop ass can of “LACK OF MOTIVATION.”
- I am going to EAP because of work.
- Bored: same thing different day. My giddy up is gone.
- I often fantasize what my severance package and retirement would be like and if I can ever really retire.
- Difficulty working with Management and I am Management.
- Disillusioned that my work is valued.
- Irritability… I don’t want to hear about the crazy antics of my co-worker’s chickens anymore.
- Sarcasm IS the only service I offer.
- Stuck: Should I stay or should I go now?
- I would rather work on this list than work.
- I’m praying for a snow day every day all day.
- If I have to fill out another meaningless document…think “TPS Report” (Office Space).
- I actually work on Fridays (no one else does) and I’m the one who is burned out.
- I really just don’t care.
What Beth & Kay are Trying for Self Care . . .
What Kay is Reading
(and recommends) that has to do with Compassion Fatigue, Trauma, Grief,
Mindfulness, Organizational Development and Aging…
Mindfulness, Organizational Development and Aging…
- The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures, Anne Fadiman, 2012
- The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the Worlds Happiest People, Meik Wiking, 2017
- Grief works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving, Julia Samuel, 2018
- Educated, Tara Westover, 2018
- The Fantastic Elastic Brain (Children’s book), JoAnn Deak, 2010
- First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, Sarah Wilson, 2018
- Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig, 2016
- Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence—The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice, Daniel Siegel MD, 2018
- The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul - Laura van Dernoot Lipski, 2018
- Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom, PatriciaJennings,2015
- If You Love Me - A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, Maureen Cavanagh, 2018
- The Recovering: Intoxication And its Aftermath. Leslie Jamison, 2019
- Everything is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragic Comic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss -Stephanie Wittles Wachs, 2019
- My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, Mark Lukach, 2017
- The Nature Fix- Florence Williams, 2018,- 5 hours a month in nature recommended
- The Wisdom of Sunday’s: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations, Oprah Winfrey, 2017
- You are a Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life - Jen Sincero, 2013
- Comfort - A Journey Through Grief, Ann Hood, 2009
- The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After - Julie Yip- Williams, 2019
- Women Rowing North- Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age, Mary Pipher, 2019
- The Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour, Sunita Puri. 2019 -“if I made myself sick with stress they would easily replace me but my family could not replace me”
- Life Will Be the Death of Me, Chelsea Handler, 2019
- Life after Suicide: Finding Courage, Comfort and Community After Unthinkable Loss, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, 2019
- Maybe you Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb, 2019
- Once More We Saw Stars, Jayson Greene, 2019
- The Choice: Embrace the Impossible, Dr Edith Eva Eger, 2017
- Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered, Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, 2019
- Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, 2016
- From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, Tembi Locke, 2019 (grief) Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, Dr. Louise Aronson, 2019 #imomsohard, Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley, 2019
- When Life gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith, and Funny People, Jeannie Gaffigan, 2019
- Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell, 2019
- It’s ok That You’re Not ok, Megan Devine,2017 (grief)
- I Really Needed This Today, Hoda Kotb, 2019
- Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle For Home in Rural America, Ayaz Virji, 2019
- The sun does shine: how I found life, freedom and justice, Anthony Ray Hinton
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris, 2018
- Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything, Lucy Hone PhD, 2017
- Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results, Josh Gondelman, 2019 (If you need to laugh)
- Know My Name, Chanel Miller, 2019
- Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can do About it, Jeffrey Pfeffer, 2018
- Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh, 2018
- How to Survive in a World of too Much Busy, Tony Crabbe, 2014
- Building a Life Worth Living, Marsha Linehan, 2020
- A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting Edge Advances in Anti-Aging, Suzanne Somers, 2020
- Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Cal Newport, 2019
- Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, Allison Gilbert, 2016
- The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, Robert Dutton, PhD, 2007
- Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome, Rebecca Sofer & Gabrielle Birkner, 2018
- After This When Life is Over, Where do we go? Claire Bidwell Smith, 2015
- The Self-care Solution: A Year of Becoming Happier, Healthier and Fitter- One Month at a Time, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, MD, 2019
- The Gift of Forgiveness, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, 2020
- Joy at Work, Marie Kondo & Scott Sonenshein , 2020
- Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family, Robert Kolker, 2020
- My Wife Said you May Want to Marry Me, Jason Rosenthal, 2020
- Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant, 2017
- When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalamithi, 2016
- The Adventurer’s Son, Roman Dial, 2020
- The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying, Nina Riggs, 2017
- The Little Book of Hygee: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, Meik Wiking, 2017
- The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Trauma, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, 2018
- The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family can Balance Digital Media & Real Life, Anya Kamenetz, 2018
- Untamed, Glennon Doyle, 2020
- Anxiety the missing stage of grief, Claire Bidwell-Smith, 2018
- Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, David Kessler, 2019
- A Complaint Free World, Will Bowen, 2007 6-15-2020