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Rekindling: Compassion Fatigue Solutions for Animal Workers
22 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Ep# 152 When Bad Things Happen: How To Debrief
Sometimes when you work with animals, bad things happen. Traumatic things. And it weights on you. It's normal and natural to want to alleviate the burden you feel when that happens. But you have to be aware that you can secondarily traumatize others if you don't know how to effectively debrief. This episode will teach you how in 4 steps. Are you getting my M and F emails? You'll want them! Subscibe by texting REKINDLE to 66866.
24 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Ep# 151 What You Think About Yourself
Your self-image, what you think about yourself, literally creates your entire life. How you dress, style your hair, what the inside of your car looks like and even what your desk looks like all says something about how you think about yourself. In this episode I want to challenge you to not think these are just shallow things but consider how they are impacting the way you are showing up in your life and how you feel about yourself Your self-image matters because YOU matter. Take a listen to this episode. I promise it will have you thinking differently about things you perhaps thought didn't matter that much!
26 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Ep#150 The Truth About Self-Compassion
Compassion is the care and concern for others that are in pain or struggling. Self-compassion is that care and concern for ourselves, particularly when we are facing adversity or failures of any kind. It probably won't surprise you that women tend to be harder on themselves than men. As women are socialized to be nurturing towards others and self-sacrifice, it's no wonder that compassion towards self isn't inherent for many women.
29 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Ep# 149 2022:The Year Ahead
As important as it is to reflect on the past year, it's equally important to set your sights ahead on what you want for your future. No one has a crystal ball and knows what 2022 holds but that doesn't mean you can't create some intentions for yourself. In this episode I walk you through The Year Ahead worksheet I created to guide you in deciding on your Word of The Year, what you want for your self-care, what relationships you want to improve and what advice and wisdom your Future Self has to help you navigate whatever may lie ahead in 2022. You can get the worksheet at www.rekindlesolutions.com/149. Subscribe to my bi-weekly e-inspirations by texting REKINDLE to 66866.
26 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Ep# 148 Year In Review
I'm so excited that It's that time of year again! Time to reflect and take stock on the past 12 months of our lives. Let's take a look at ALL of it, the good, the bad and perhaps even the ugly. Join me as I walk you through this annual tradition on the Rekindling podcast. This year I'll walk you through the questions and give you my answers. Ready. Set. Go! To get the worksheet, go to www.rekindlesolutions.com/148
31 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Ep# 147 Things May Not Be As They Appear
Life is half wonderful and half super-challenging. No one escapes that despite what you see on social media or in tv commercials. The problem is we don't often see that side of other's lives so no wonder we think it doesn't even exist. In this episode I share with you how I navigate the half of my life that is a struggle. I want to be a real example of what's possible even when we are struggling.
29 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Ep#146 Helping Others With Grief
Animal workers are "fixers". You make animals feel better, live better and sometimes die better. But when it comes to grief, our own or other's, there's no making it better. One of the hardest things to do is to just BE with someone in their grief. In this episode I give you practical tips for how to BE with others in grief. And if you're the one grieving, these tips can help you too.
22 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Ep#145 Hacking Procrastination and Inaction
Procrastination and inaction impact us all from time to time. But when we want a certain result and we aren't taking an action to make it happen, we can start to turn on ourselves. The way to ending procrastination and inaction is not what you think. The solution isn't to just force yourself to do more or do the thing you're avoiding. While they may work in the short-term, it won't for long. In this episode I'll share my 3 Step Process for turning procrastination and inaction into action and results.
22 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Ep#144 Expectations of Others
We all have expectations of others. Things we want them to say or do. We want veterinary clients to be more patient and to show more appreciation. We want our co-workers to say "thank you" and respond to our emails right away. But what we THINK we want, is not actually what we want. Listen to this episode to find out what we are really after when we have expectations of others. It may surprise you!
25 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Ep# 143 Your Relationship With Alcohol
In honor of my 7 years of sobriety today, this episode is about exploring your relationship with alcohol. Whether you want to just bring some awareness to it, cut back or quit all together, this episode can help you. I share with you how to create a Drink Plan, how to sit with your emotions and how to allow urges. Get support if you need help processing your emotions. If you want to explore coaching with me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Ep #142 Holiday Self-Care
Animal workers are tired. Your work has been insanely busy and so many of you are telling me you feel feeling drained and exhausted. And look! Here come the holidays. So what do you need to do this year to make it more enjoyable for yourself? What do you need to say no to? What do you want to opt out of? You can, you know. I give you permission to and want you to give yourself permission to drop the "should" and "have to's" this year and instead find what you actually want to do and not do. This is Holiday Self-Care.
30 minutes | Nov 11, 2021
Ep#141 Being Ok With Not Being Ok
If you're not ok right now, you're in good company. The world is in crisis. Your own world may be too. Your work or your personal life, or maybe even both. When your work requires a lot of you, it can be really hard when you're struggling yourself. This episode will explore: -whether we can help others when we're struggling ourselves -how to figure out what we need during these times -what a Support Pod is, why it's important to have one and how to create one for yourself -how self-compassion must be a part of your experience, especially when you're not ok -what mine looks like when I'm struggling Don't forget to subscribe to my Monday and Friday e-inspirations by texting REKINDLE to 66866.
39 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Ep# 140 How To Be A Better Co-Worker
Working with animals whether it's vet med, animal welfare, research or rescue/advocacy all has something in common (other than the animals!) and that is working with people. We can't truly help the animals if we can't figure out how to work with the people alongside of us. This episode is about the 5 most important concepts that when mastered, create the most compelling and effective work relationships. 1. Self-awareness 2. Being brave 3. Building connection 4. Knowing your heart state 5. Understanding leadership contagion This is an episode designed to share. With your teams, colleagues and co-workers. Use it as a jumping off place to have deeper conversations and self-reflect. Better co-worker relationships leads to better mental health!
27 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Ep# 139 Morning Rituals
How you start your day matters. Especially given the largely unpredictable and sometimes chaotic nature of vet med, animal welfare and other work that revolves around animals. When I found out that all the thought leaders in the personal development space have morning rituals, I decided to try it myself. I'll never go back to not having them!
19 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Ep# 138 The "I Don't" List
We all want to live our best life but sometimes the voice in our head is busy telling us how we aren't good enough. You have to make a practice out of proving your brain wrong in what it tells you about yourself. In this episode I share with you a brain hack I created. I call it the "I Don't" List. It's a way to reflect on your past and instead of feeling inadequate about yourself, you can instead feel proud and see your accomplishments so much clearer.
20 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Ep#137 Where Self-Care Begins
No wonder we are so confused and reluctant about self-care. The wellness industry has told us that it's about bath bombs and candles but it's not. Well it could be. I like to think much simpler than that. In this episode I'll teach you: -the connection of self-care and self-love -where self-care really begins -the 3 thoughts that are getting in your way and how to overcome them -my new favorite self-care mantra!
26 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Do we have a say in how we experience our life or is life just happening to us and we are at its mercy? Definitely the former. What life does is present you with neutral things that your brain then interprets as positive or negative. So your experience of your life is actually based on your brain's perspective! And perspective is not static. It's actually 100% within your control.
58 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Ep #135 Into The Fold: Interview with Vet/Author Dr. Christine Hedrick
Today I interview veterinarian, biology teacher and author Dr. Christine Hedrick about her new book "Into The Fold". It's a beautiful, heart-warming story about a group of women who have many differences but are bonded by that which they have in common, a desire to belong and feel supported. One of the characters works in a veterinary practice and is deciding on whether or not to apply to vet school. "Into The Fold" has a great story but also shows the joy and challenges of veterinary medicine. In this episode we talk about: -why she decided to write this book -what the title means -what she wanted to convey about vet med in it -how the characters spoke to her -how she has been personally affected by mental health issues How to get the book: A full list of retailers can be found on the book's Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57677288-into-the-fold?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ywmcEfAGOA&rank=4 It can also be purchased from Christine's website: https://christinehedrick.com/ There's also a Facebook page for "Into The Fold" https://www.facebook.com/DrChristineHedrick
19 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Many of the animal workers I meet feel overwhelmed. Veterinarians, vet techs, animal welfare workers all finding themselves with too much to do and what feels like not enough time to do it all. Overwhelm can derail us if we don't know how to solve for it. And learning how to work with overwhelm In this episode you'll learn: -Where overwhelm actually stems from -How it can cause you to get stuck in procrastination -How to solve for worries and overwhelm -How to reframe all the things you "have" to do
43 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Ep #133 When Compassion Fuels Action: LVT and Sanctuary Founder Shauna Sherick
Licensed Veterinary Technician, mom and Founder/President of Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Shauna Sherick is making a difference. Having grown up visiting her grandparents farm where they raised animals for food, Shauna later took over that farm and created a safe haven for farmed animals just like those she grew up around. In this episode we talk about: -her journey from LVT to sanctuary founder -what the biggest challenges are in running a sanctuary -what she's learned about the importance of self-care and boundaries -why she is committed to being the voice for farmed animals and their plight Please visit Wildwood Farm Sanctuary and Preserve in person or online and consider donating to the care of the 100 animals that call Wildwood "home". https://wildwoodfarmsanctuary.org/
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