Over the years, I have been inspired by the wisdom that so many of my colleagues carry and the love that many have for their jobs and the people they serve. I’ve have also seen colleagues struggle and lose hope while working in this field, and sometimes, in their ability to continue in this work.
For those of us paying attention, to world issues and local issues, it feels like a good time to panic. For those who have spent significant amounts of time and energy working to prevent some of these things, daily media updates are disheartening at best, devastating at worst.
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When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
Having an awareness of what influences your mood on a body or somatic level will make you more aware of where various emotions might be coming from and help you to avoid blaming something or someone who might have nothing to do with your feelings.
A first aid kit is not a cure. It it is not meant to resolve any relationship issues, social issues or life challenges, but it might give you some energy to carry on.
Despite the diagnostic criteria given for depression... there is debate within the mental health community when a diagnosis or medication is appropriate.
I’ve met very few people who actually love their body and feel great about what it can do. I’m not one of them.
When you feel hopeless, like the world is falling apart, the planet is sick, the humans are at war, it’s time to re-focus. Think about what you are building and creating, not just on what is not working around you.