Posted in Empowerment

Happy Monday! 

Is it  just anxiety that makes me withdrawal from life? Am I really that tired? What triggered my outburst this time?  Are my vitamin or hormone levels off again?

I think I may have stumbled onto something, and I want to share with you. I have taught about this topic before in the context of mentoring, but it never occurred that I am experiencing compassion burn-out.   I have written about one child’s post-concussion headaches, caregiving for over two years now. I think I mentioned my oldest is still at home because she is not mature enough to be on her own due to her condition. I also have a daughter with high anxiety and many borderline traits for mental ilness. Plus factor on my work as a social worker/counselor/detective/minister. Add to the equation lack of spousal support, no social life, poor diet and no energy. I think its the perfect recipe for disaster. 

Friday was my first hint, one tiff between the girls and I lost it. Thankfully I didn’t say or do anything hurtful, but I stewed the rest of the evening. Everyone else was fine minutes later…

I am the powder keg and everything around me threatens to blow my  world apart.

I know what I am supposed to do to keep calm and do self care stuff. How about running away, that sounds tempting?! I feel like there will be no end to this even if I make myself feel better. 

To remind myself (and possibly you) here are a couple self care links. Happy Monday!

Recognizing Burn-out

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I have been a Lorain county resident for five years now. Anywhere you go you can see quintessential American life in our backyard. From scarecrows to Organized Labor Day, from urban decay to rural homesteading, and my question has been, "Where is the joy?!" People need more reasons to smile. While I am committed to educating and empowering people, I promise this blog will always share the hope and joy I have.

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