What do you collect everyday? Some things we collect for pleasure. I love surfboards and ridiculous diplomas and certificates. My wife loves Japanese woodblock prints. If we don’t take care of our collections, they quickly become junk.
All our lives we are collectors
We collect memories, experiences and emotions. We collect relationships. Some of our collections are chosen. Others are collected unaware.
Unawares collections can have negative impacts on our lives
If you work as a caring professional, you might be picking up some impulsive or emotional materials that are not yours. They can impact your ability to serve your clients, earn a living and may even be hurting your relationships.
This is called compassion fatigue
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