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Methods to Avoid Secondhand Stress

Methods to Avoid Secondhand Stress

Protecting Yourself from Secondhand Stress Written by Jan Bruce for GPS for the Soul on February 25, 2014. Creative Commons Licensing. Empathy is a wonderful thing. In fact, it’s an essential characteristic of resilience. Understanding what makes people tick, and most importantly, what they need, is what connects you with others, which in turn bolsters your ability to weather life’s rough patches. But being attuned to others’ emotions means that you’re potentially leaving yourself wide open to their frantic, messy, grousing, all-around unpleasant feelings, too. Think of the last time you sat down with a coworker or friend who was ... Read More »

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