Author: Kamila Hacia

How to Address Your Compassion Fatigue

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Angela D. Diver, LISW, LICDC, Executive Director of Reach EAP shares her expertise on how to address compassion fatigue.

Compassion Fatigue is a term that many of us have heard and usually associate with helping professions.  This can include healthcare workers, those in social services, behavioral health specialists and educators who often choose their profession because they want to help people. But exposure to the trauma and suffering of others on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress of caring for people at times of crisis and is often referred to as the cost of caring.

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6 Tips To Staying Active In The Fall

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Summer may seem as an ideal time to work on your physical health; the warm weather makes even chores such as walking the dog, taking the kids to practice, or yard work feel like an enjoyable physical task. The summer season makes the incentive to get health conscious convenient. Sadly, summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner as we welcome a crisp chill in the air. Just because the leaves are falling doesn’t mean your level of dedication to fitness has to fall as well. We’ve compiled some tips on how to keep up your physical activity this fall. Continue reading

How to Cope with a Natural Disaster

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Natural disasters are an unfortunate reminder of Mother Nature’s power. From hurricanes, blizzards, thunderstorms, forest fires and tornadoes, these disasters leave a physical and mental impact on all individuals involved.  Most disasters leave a clear path of physical destruction, which can take years to repair. Sadly, some disasters can lead to loss of life or physical injury, which certainly take an emotional toll on the community and family involved.

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