“It’s OK to feel overwhelmed” – Liz Gilbert

This morning I was listening to this talk with Liz Gilbert. A few takeaways:

1) If you are suffering from empathetic overload, try replacing your empathy with compassion. That way, you are not *taking on* someone else’s suffering, but instead remaining strong in yourself so that you are able to help, and, of course, look after yourself. Pace yourselves; ‘this is a marathon, not a sprint’.

2) Replace the words ‘quarantine’ or ‘self-isolation’ or ‘lockdown’ with ‘In Retreat’.

…also so many other points that lit up my brain. I would highly recommend a listen.



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