“Caring for” or “Caretaking” Someone Makes a Big Difference

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” Novelist Eleanor Brown There is a chasm, a great distance between the acts of caring for someone and caretaking them. However, it is the differences that make all the differences in the way we help, hurt, or heal. Caretaking is what most of us […]

From Rescuing to Resentment

“He was so angry at me you would have thought I had tried to help him.” Harry Stack Sullivan, M.D. Look, I’ve certainly done my share of rescuing men, women, and a variety of small and large animals. The animals were all very grateful. But rescuing people is not a good idea. I have one friend […]