Friday, April 23, 2010


I am packing my bags again, though this time for vacation. I will be away from the office until May 5th, planting my garden, visiting with friends and having my annual therapeutic check-in. (Compassion fatigue educators, like therapists, need to have regular check-ins.)

I'm already excited about planning fall workshops when I get back. There are tentative plans for a Caring on Empty workshop on October 22nd and a Compassion Fatigue: Going Deeper I: The Enneagram workshop on November 19 & 20, both in the greater Vancouver area. More details in the late spring or early summer.

In the meantime, as John O'Donahue says in, To Bless the Space Between Us -

For Work

May the light of your soul bless your work
with love and warmth of heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your soul.

May the sacredness of your work bring light and
to those who work with you
and to those who see and receive your work.

May your work never exhaust you.

May it release wellsprings of refreshment,
inspiration, and excitement.

May you never become lost in bland absences.

May the day never burden.

May dawn find hope in your heart,
approaching your new day with dreams,
possibilities, and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.

May you go into the night blessed,
sheltered, and protected.

May your soul calm, console, and renew you.

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