Reflecting Resilience

Dead Things

When I was in high school, I read the novel First Blood, which is the novel that the Rambo movies were based on. As is often…


Deserved Maintenance

Some years ago, I was talking to the person who was my spiritual director at the time. I was in the midst of unrecognized (by me,…

Living Reflecting

Making Room

It was September of 2016, and I was fried. It was my 10th year of doing frontline work with virtually no break for very little money.…


Advice You Will Ignore

Since posting my story of burnout, I have had no less than 5 conversations with people in similar places. All people in the so-called helping professions,…