I am excited to let you all know that I wrote a piece about compassion fatigue that was published today on The Mudroom: Making Room in the Mess. Here is the beginning paragraph:
“For years I have struggled with what to do with the feelings of sadness and pain that I have collected over my lifetime from taking care of my child with cancer, adjusting to a failed marriage, and working as a nurse in a cancer center. When we care deeply for someone, we feel their pain and when this pain is long-standing it wears us down till we become exhausted. Nurses call this compassion fatigue.”… continue reading here: http://mudroomblog.com/caring-others-hurts/
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Till next time, Kathy