Posts tagged healthyfoundation
5 Unexpected Side Effects Of Grief And Loss

Grieving a loss can be an overwhelming process.  When people talk about grief they often use the term in reference to losing a person, but in actuality grief can occur anytime a change occurs.  We can grieve the temporary loss of friendships or changes in a friendship when a friend gets married, the loss of a place after moving, the loss of familiarity, or the loss of a loved one.  Grief is an emotional process most people can relate to because grief is something we all experience at one time or another. In spite of how common the grieving process is, many are not familiar with certain “side effects” that can occur when we are in the middle of grieving a loss.

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Burnout Part 3: How Can I Protect Myself From Burnout?

The first two articles in this series have focused on recognizing and treating burnout, but what if you are not burned out and just want to take healthy steps to prevent reaching a state of burnout?  Here are a few ideas on how to start consciously making choices that will help prevent burnout in the long run.

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Burnout Part 2: Do's And Don'ts On The Path Of Burnout Recovery

If you read and resonated with the description of burnout in part one of our series on burnout, you may be asking yourself “What should I do if I’m already burned out?”  As mentioned previously, burnout symptoms can be very similar to the symptoms of depression - meaning ‘doing’ anything can be an uphill battle.  So what can you do (or not do) in order to start on the path towards becoming balanced instead of burned out?

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Defining And Recognizing Burnout (Part 1)

What Causes Burnout?  For those under the continual stress of living in a new location, adjusting to a new job, and juggling their own and other people's expectations - burnout is a real and looming risk.  With all the new stressors to adjust to, prioritizing or even determining what your new self-care system needs to look like can be extremely difficult.  So, what is “burnout” and how can we catch signs of burnout early?

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5 Ways Global Workers Can Minister To Each Other

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Lisa, a member of the GRC staff.  Lisa has served overseas with her husband, Scott, for over twenty years. As we talked, we got on the topic of how we can show care for one another.  Here is what Lisa shared from her years of experience ministering to her co-workers on the field:

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Growing A Community In A New Place

Think back to how you first met and became friends with your best friend. Can you remember? Sometimes growing a friendship or a community of friends can happen effortlessly, but when we move to a new location, we may find ourselves at a loss when trying to form those same deep connections.  Here are a few ideas Becky (GRC's Spiritual Director) gave when asked how to go about building a community after moving to a new place.

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Five Tips To Set A Healthy Foundation For Life Overseas

When we are preparing to live in a new location, it can be tough to determine how to create a foundation for emotional and spiritual health while living overseas.  Here are five tips to help set that healthy foundation in order to thrive while serving.

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