Tag Archives: Stress

Why Animal Care Workers are at High Risk for Compassion Fatigue

If you’re an animal care worker, then it’s no surprise to you that your work can be filled with a range of emotions. These include the joy and satisfaction of saving or rehabilitating an animal to the sadness, guilt, and frustration of having to witness … More …

I Think I Have Compassion Fatigue – Now What?

This article is a follow up to the one I wrote previously on how animal care professionals are impacted by compassion fatigue. If you’re an animal care worker and think you’re experiencing compassion fatigue symptoms, it’s important to address them. Ignoring them can make them … More …

5 Signs of Compassion Fatigue in Animal Caregivers: Is this You?

A day in the life of an animal care worker includes many emotions, including joy and satisfaction that results from helping save or rescue an animal in need, or sadness and burden the of witnessing animal suffering, neglect, and (often) euthanasia. If the distressing emotions … More …

A New Way To Achieve Success

Thursday, March 19, 2015 In last week’s blog post I wrote about how I was a recovering rusher.  This aspect of my personality fit well with me also being one of those people who felt the need to “bust my ass” to succeed.  This is … More …

What No One Told Me About Losing My Dad

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Many of you know that my Dad passed away five months ago after a sudden and quick battle with pancreatic cancer. I’ve been blessed with a support network of wonderful souls, many who also lost parents and loved ones. After my … More …

Face Your Fear

Thursday, November 13, 2014 Fear will stop you dead in your tracks or make you run like hell. It’s supposed to do that. When you come face to face with a life threatening moment, like a fire in your house or a wild animal in … More …

How To Get Through The Never-Ending To-Do List

Thursday, October 23, 2014 I’m a list maker. There’s something very gratifying for me to be able to cross things off my “list”. They’re done. Finished. It feels good and satisfying. I’m sure you list-makers can relate. But what about the task list that never … More …

Why Can't I Figure This Out?

Thursday, September 25, 2014 People often seek out coaching services when they feel stuck and when they can’t figure out how to create the change in their life that they desire. Often times the change is related to wanting a new and different career or … More …

Self-Created Misery

Thursday, September 11, 2014 My dog had surgery two weeks ago. He had been sick for eight weeks and it took many vet visits, tests, and specialist to discover that he had a mass in his small intestines that needed to be removed. It took … More …

Let Go Of Your Need To Know Everything

Thursday, August 7, 2014 Leap and the net will appear.  About six years ago, when I was getting ready to leave my corporate job and start my business, my coach shared that quote with me by John Burroughs: Leap and the net will appear.  I … More …