Education, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Compassion and the Importance of It

I came across this article on LinkedIn: Compassion at Work: What is It? We all could have a different definition of compassion, but this is the scenario I came up with to describe its meaning; "Compassion then, is empathy with action." Imagine being in a meeting with a colleague and all of a sudden they tear… Continue reading Compassion and the Importance of It

Healthcare, Humanity, ICU

The Healing Power of Word…

Hello everybody, my dear friends. After a thought of of Dr. Frutos del Nogal, who was head of the ICU of my beloved Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa de Leganés, after the Sedation workshop at the recent #SOMIAMA, today I want to discuss an article from April 2013, in  la Vanguardia that Elena Lorente (De Tots Els Colors) has shared with us:… Continue reading The Healing Power of Word…

Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

A Message of Wisdom

Can any of us truly define happiness and contentment? Is it easier to discuss potential and wishes? What about joy, delight or accomplishment? As professionals and as humans, it is important to identify our deepest wishes and desires and to work from a place of compassion with our clients and with those we love and… Continue reading A Message of Wisdom

Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Justice

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Three of my mentors are women in history who practice the values of social justice by the programs they have advocated for, initiated and created; Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. They also all happen to have been, or are, current First Ladies. These women to me exemplify what women today… Continue reading Social Justice

Education, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

A Humanitarian Event with a Purpose

http://www.socialjusticesolutions.org/2013/01/19/one-good-thing-one-good-day-upcoming-event/ Take a look at this link and read about an upcoming event with a focus on compassion, empathy, good deeds, making a difference.....

Humanity, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

A Message…..

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I am an active participant on LinkedIn and Twitter and am coming across many comments concerning the horrific events that ocurred on Friday in both Connecticut, USA and in China. All those beautiful, innocent, young children murdered for being in the wrong place at the wrong time in a sense because… Continue reading A Message…..

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

The Holidays: A Difficult Time of Year for Many

by Victoria Brewster, MSW The holidays bring up warm memories to some and for others makes them want to hide for the next 6 weeks. I have fond memories of childhood holiday gatherings with my family; the food, the baking, the decorating, buying gifts, wrapping the gifts, the general holiday spirit that is everywhere at… Continue reading The Holidays: A Difficult Time of Year for Many