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Self Care – Don’t Leave Your Self on the Shelf!

It seems that our ever moving, faster and faster paced culture has created in us the notion that taking care of ourselves is a bad thing; in fact, a very selfish thing to do. Read More

Wow, why don't we cure cancer while we're at it?

Know this: there will always be something more to be done. However, that does not mean that you are the one who has to do it!
No, very often we're the only ones to do it. If we don't do 'it' then 'it' doesn't get done, period.
Get a massage? A doctor check-up? In this economy?
And people can smell neediness from a mile away, so don't try using people for "soundingboards" or "community". Nobody's interested in unless you've got a check in your hand. Been there, done that.

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James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, is a leading authority on caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue and related addictions. Aside from his blog here, he writes a behavioral health column for Florida MD.

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