Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Difficult Conversation for Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner: friends and family gather; recipes are shared; people travel great distances to be with loved ones. There’s something unique and special about the American Thanksgiving holiday. I have fond memories of Thanksgiving from my childhood, with my mother … Continue reading

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Compassion and Compassion Fatigue

He’s an experienced social worker. Now in his mid-thirties, he’s taken a position as the leader of a crisis team in his urban county. He and his team could be called on to stabilize mental health related crises anywhere in … Continue reading

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Quotidian Mysteries

(Originally posted on November 4 2011) I mostly meant it as a joke. But there was a serious side to it. Some responded to the humorous intention. Surprisingly, it proved to elicit thoughtful comments from others. There were even a … Continue reading

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