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Emotional Safety: What Does It Really Mean?

I am enamored by this quote from the author, Anais Nin, “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are”. Truer words were never spoken when it comes to embracing our own emotional safety as caregivers, the topic for this month’s self care offering. Read More

Being alone is the only safety

As a person with Aspergers Syndrome, I know that ultimately no one else is responsible for me. I have to ultimately depend on just myself, because it is no one else's job. If you want to truly be safe, be responsible for yourself, because no one else will.

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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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