Tools for Tough Times: Avoiding Burnout

What is “burnout?”  Burnout is described as “a break between what people are and what they have to do, and it is typically experienced as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization (Olson et al., 2019; Kolomitro, Kenny, & Sheffield, 2019)” Writing about burnout in Psychology Today, Paula Davis said this: “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Too … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Avoiding Burnout

Tools for Tough Times: P.T.G.

Today’s post comes from a digital event May 11, 2021, entitled, “Understanding the Post-Traumatic Growth Model,” with Jonathan Bundt. This event was hosted by a healthcare emergency management coalition in Minnesota, of which I am a partner. The transformative power of human suffering has been a common understanding from antiquity to the present.  Judaism, Christianity, … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: P.T.G.

Tools for Tough Times: Coping With Loss

Today's TTT information come from a digital event with Dr. Jill Morris on the topic of "Coping with Loss." The event was hosted by a healthcare emergency management network on April 27, 2021, and focused coping with the vicarious trauma and ambiguous loss experienced by healthcare workers and others during the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Morris … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Coping With Loss

Tools for Tough Times: Spiritual Fitness

Spiritual well-being, or spiritual wellness, is built upon important life decisions that we all need to address.  Sadly, a great many people do not think much about these decisions or the spiritual aspects of their living.  When we invest ourselves in making healthy, informed decisions regarding our spiritual selves, there is much growth that can … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Spiritual Fitness