Helping Hurts

by Andy Conrad, MA, PLPC, NCC Empathy Those serving in helping professions share a common feeling– that soul-deep responsibility for those under their care. Then, that empathic nature leaves many wondering if more could have been done, imagining alternate scenarios in the vacuum of hindsight, and questioning professional self-worth. These burdensome cycles of thought are […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion

By Laura Chackes, Psy.D. At this time of year when we are consumed with giving to others, most of us don’t ever think about giving to ourselves. In our society, it’s often looked down upon to think much about yourself. When I talk about self-compassion, many say that they feel like it’s selfish to put […]