My daughter had a melt down at school today. I was enjoying my day off by blogging on the beach when I got the phone call from her teacher. I could hear her crying and screaming in the background. I could tell from the quality of the screams that there was no talking any sense… Continue reading Every moment you get a choice, learn how to choose wisely
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
Are you a people pleaser? Have you ever said those words in reference to yourself during an interview? Like most women, I was taught as a child to do as I was told, to act in a way that would please others and to always think of others' feelings first. What if I told you… Continue reading Hello, my name is Ericka and I’m a recovering people pleaser
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.
Why start a blog. Why do I think I have something important to say. Why should I be vulnerable with complete strangers. Why, why, why. The questions are endless but it all really boils down to one answer. I like to help people. Actually I feel compelled to help people. As a veterinarian you would… Continue reading It all starts with my why