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Burnout Challenge 1: Pike Stretch

Call it Covid Brain, Pandemic Fatigue, or Virus Mania; the lockdowns are causing people, especially caregivers, to burnout at an unprecedented rate.  Well, let’s do something about it.   The Overloaded Brain Covid is causing increased stress for many, especially...

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Top Five Causes of Burnout

In medicine, it is considered malpractice to prescribe a treatment without a diagnosis.  Burnout is not a diagnosis.  It's a symptom of a deeper problem.  The best way to mitigate and prevent burnout is to uncover the cause.  Here are my top five reasons why I think...

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Digital Roundtable: Pastors

How does a congregation maintain community when society is under isolation? How will Covid-19 affect how church is practiced moving forward? Find out the answers to these questions during this episode of Digital Roundtable. https://youtu.be/4CLgBimLSzo

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Front-line Covid-19 Coaching

Front-line Covid-19 Coaching

Published in © ChristianCoachingMag.com 05/01/2020 http://christiancoachingmag.com A virus spreads.  A pandemic declared.  States of emergencies enacted, and people maintain a strict six-feet distance away from each other.  Welcome to our current world...

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Learning Empathy From Falconry

Learning Empathy From Falconry

Can a bird of prey help us become better empathizers? YES. Recently, I had the privilege of trying the sport of falconry.  Falconry is an ancient art of hunting with a trained bird of prey.  It’s the only sport that uses a trained-wild animal (though that seems a bit...

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Make 2020 the Year of Community

Make 2020 the Year of Community

It’s that time. Time to make all the resolutions you’ll never keep! Time to think you’re a failure, time to get down on yourself, and time to perpetuate the cycle of negativity. Or maybe it’s time for something else. Every year thousands of people try to start fresh...

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Taking Freedom For Granted

Taking Freedom For Granted

Independence Day is a day America celebrates its declaration to be considered an independent nation.  There have been many figures in history that have spoken of freedom.  I will take this time to address some of the most famous quotes. [Independence Day] "ought to be...

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Prescribing Suicide

Prescribing Suicide

In 1983, a young woman drove home on a country road in southwest Missouri.  Suddenly, she lost control, overturned the car, and was ejected from her vehicle.  She landed face down in a ditch over thirty-five feet away from the scene of the accident.  Paramedics...

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Balance Under Pressure

Balance Under Pressure

Pressure causes strange things to happen to our bodies.  Our bodies desire to maintain balance, and they like the status quo.  However, emotional and psychological stress puts our bodies under internal pressure.  But pressure can occur externally as well.  Changing...

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Burnout Fakes and Facts

Burnout Fakes and Facts

We often hear that the media is full of fake news.  Agendas precede facts.  Recently three researchers pulled off a hoax to expose this reality when their bogus research was published in peer-review journals.  Seven of their twenty fake articles which included absurd...

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Finding Your Purpose Through Coaching

Finding Your Purpose Through Coaching

Frustration, confusion, apathy…these are all emotions that plague a life without purpose.  Without purpose, our life turns into the mundane, the ordinary, and provides no significance or meaning.  But discovering our purpose often alludes us.  Sometimes we need...

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Can Compassion Lead To Caregiver Burnout?

Can Compassion Lead To Caregiver Burnout?

It’s hailed as the cornerstone of quality care.  According to patient surveys, it is one of the most significant needs in healthcare.  The AMA code of Ethics states that physicians should provide all competent medical care with it and in New Zealand patients even have...

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The One Sure-Fire Way To Fail As A Communicator

The One Sure-Fire Way To Fail As A Communicator

Do you want to research how to be a good communicator?  Good luck, because Google has over 2.5 billion hits!  Do you want to narrow it down to just books?  Prepare to be equally disillusioned because there are about 120 million books on the subject!  How do you sift...

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What Bruce Lee Taught Us About Workplace Burnout

What Bruce Lee Taught Us About Workplace Burnout

Years ago someone hit me in the head so hard I actually saw stars! I’ve also been choked to the point of blacking out, and I’ve even had the privilege of knocking someone out cold. (Yes, I have to admit it felt good!) Such was a common occurrence when I was training...

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