compassion

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Give Yourself a Dose of Self-Compassion and Reduce Your Stress

February 5th, 2019

Do you speak to yourself as you would to a friend? Or are you as kind to yourself as you are to a friend? According to one of the leading experts in self-compassion, Kristin Neff, self-compassion is showing yourself kindness and care the same way you would to a friend in instances of perceived inadequacy, […]

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Embracing Brené Brown Vulnerability in Aging

December 31st, 2018

“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.”1 Could we have gotten it wrong all these years? That is, that feeling of being emotionally exposed or uncertain, as Brené […]

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An Interview with the Executive Director of Intervention Associates

September 26th, 2018

I sat down to speak with Lisa Pettinati, the executive director of Intervention Associates, to learn about her role and the uniqueness of Intervention Associates as a care management and guardianship service. Etta: Hi, I’m Etta Dale Hornsteiner. Today I will be speaking with Lisa Pettinati, a social worker and a care manager at Intervention […]

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What Elephants Can Teach us about Care Management

August 29th, 2018

“When I was a little girl, I was allowed to play with elephant figurines. But as I grew up and learned more about elephants and what they were, I learned how similar people are to them. Besides their sheer presence and being the largest land animal, they have many traits like humans. They are matriarchal. […]

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