How Structure Can Save the Day
Routine keeps things from falling apart when the going gets toughBy Amy Rosechandler, MS, LMHC Do you have a flow?  Many helping professionals do. Direct care, documentation, advocacy and continuing education are just some of the responsibilities we juggle. My flow is about keeping routines and structure to manage my […]

How Structure Can Save the Day

From Frustration to Freedom: A Counselor’s Journey 1
by Kristin Kelly, NCC, LMHC , Owner of Tranquility Counseling & Wellness Making the decision to become a therapist wasn’t very difficult. Helping others has always been a passion of mine, so I knew this would somehow be a part of my life. My personal experiences and how I’ve been […]

From Frustration to Freedom: A Counselor’s Journey

Over the past few weeks, I have seen a series of articles claiming that self-care isn’t what we should be focusing on when it comes to ensuring worker well-being. The articles, which come from all different professions—including nursing, social work, international aid and business—claim that businesses are using self-care as […]

Self-Care Begins with Advocacy

Practicing self-care is a preventative measure. It keeps us physically, mentally and emotional strong so we can avoid the negative effects of long-term stress and emotional strain. But, there may come a time where even the best self-care plans are not enough. Helping careers by nature are prone to highs […]

Create Your Emergency Self Care Kit

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to thank a teacher and let them know how grateful we are for their work. It’s also a good time to reflect on the unique stressors and challenges that come with the profession. Teachers have a very high burnout rate. Between […]

Book Review: The Teacher’s Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide

Mindfulness and Meditation
Based on Buddhist teachings, mindfulness is the practice of intentionally being in the here and now. Working with people as they experience traumatic medical, emotional, financial, and mental health conditions takes a toll on helping professionals. They are at high risk of chronic stress, burnout, depression and compassion fatigue. While […]

Use Mindfulness to Prevent Burnout