Compassion fatigue occurs when someone becomes overwhelmed by the suffering of others, and experience less and less compassion over time. Compassion fatigue often strikes people who work in health care, animal welfare, or criminal justice, as well as first responders, therapists, social workers, and similar caring professions. It may also affect journalists who report on tragedies. 

 * Develop self-care rituals. Whether you need a long soak in a hot bath or a sweaty basketball game, a night out with friends or a solo walk in the forest, do whatever makes you feel renewed. 

If you are experiencing compassion fatigue, don’t ignore it. Look after yourself and soon you’ll be back, renewed, to help others. 

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A Note for Entrepreneurs.  Do you want to grow your business and yourself?  Awesome.  With the help of my mentors at the John Maxwell Team, I and Thrive Leadership Institute are launching, this Fall, two programs specifically created for Entrepreneurs: (1) Maxwell Speakers Club and Networking Group for Entrepreneurs and (2) Entrepreneur Leadership Development Program Workshops.  

To learn more about these exciting New Programs for Entrepreneurs, coming this Fall, visit  or email