veterinary wellness

“It’s not about you” is the perspective shift you need to set you free

When I began doing personal development work one of the most helpful things that I learned from Stacey Martino* was "it's not about you". It's not about you is a kind of mantra that I keep close at hand at work all day, everyday so that I can rely on it when I need it.… Continue reading “It’s not about you” is the perspective shift you need to set you free

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It’s not that I don’t care. It’s that I care too much. Why compassion fatigue should be called empathy fatigue.

It seems as though the most common response when I tell people what I do is "I always wanted to be a vet too but I could never put animals to sleep. That must be so hard". To which I just nod and say yes it is because really that's the only socially acceptable answer.… Continue reading It’s not that I don’t care. It’s that I care too much. Why compassion fatigue should be called empathy fatigue.