Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

The visions we offer our children (people) shape the future.Martin S. II A minister’s (pastor’s) belief, implementation of Christian/psychology integration and definitional understanding of burnout and compassion fatigue, determines what self-care or stress management techniques are most effective. Defining the distinction of compassion fatigue and burnout is important. According to Hanley (2019) burnout is a … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Ethnocentrism

Sociologist William Sumner coined the term ethnocentrism as a delusional belief (bias) that “our (cultural) group” is better than other groups. The in group or out group psychology of ethnocentrism can lead to pride or vanity for outsiders. In 2015, I reached a realization that alcohol had become a major influence on my behavior and … Continue reading Ethnocentrism

Anger

Anger defined is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Living in today’s interconnected information world, there are countless opportunities to feed from the buffet of delightful entities, persons and media to generate this emotion.. How important is your mental wellness? When we view the word anger, it is part of the human scene. … Continue reading Anger

Humility

The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.Carl Gustav Jung Humility is self esteem based in wholeness and fulfillment. Humility is the acceptance of myself and my shortcomings. I used to live two different lives, which forced my insides to be in conflict with my outsides. Until I … Continue reading Humility

Goals

Be strong and of good courage. Act for the best, hope for the best, and make what comes...If death ends all, we cannot meet death better.William James Are you satisfied? A part of human nature is to be dissatisfied.  How many of us hope and wish for something better?  Why is it so difficult to … Continue reading Goals

Optimism

Why choose optimism?  It is an instant reflex these days for most of us to snatch the negative out of any situation, circumstance, condition or relationship. The movement to avoid pain and gain pleasure is a systematic function of the brain.  For centuries, man has been conditioned and evolved into the pain-pleasure principle. The word … Continue reading Optimism

Expectations

An expectation is a strong belief that something will happen or be a result in the future. Given that definition, expectations are the reality in which I operate my life. Interestingly, the expectation is felt in the present moment. The event, situation, or circumstance has not even been established, and we momentarily feel the result … Continue reading Expectations

Today I Begin A New Life

The price of greatness is Responsibility.Winston Churchill A New Life The following is an excerpt from the best selling book by Og Mandino: "The Greatest Salesman In The World.” In this classic self help book, Og describes 10 scrolls which are important to overcome doubt, fear, procrastination and low self confidence. Why would I suggest … Continue reading Today I Begin A New Life

Gratitude

The more a person is united and inwardly simple, the more and higher you understand because the light of understanding received is from within.Gautama Buddha Gratitude is not only an attitude but a way to live. It flows from within and expands outward. I marvel abt how my world changes when I interpret people, places, … Continue reading Gratitude

Fear

The dreaded emotion of fear is felt by all.  No one has never not experienced the grips of this force.  Yet, there are a select few who act in spite of this perception.  Why do I suggest perception?  Because fear is manifested in the mind by the thoughts or impressions we have in our memories … Continue reading Fear