There is a call to action associated with compassion unlike its close relatives, empathy or sympathy. Because it calls us to act in a helping manner, compassion can drain us. This is especially the case when situations call us to action frequently or repetitively. In fact, there is a name for this: Compassion Fatigue. We’ll … Read moreWhat to do When Compassion Becomes Draining
The human connection is something that we all crave. Our longing to be with one another and experience social interaction is with us our whole lives. Especially in today’s environment, it has become increasingly harder to maintain this connection for many people. Whether it be distance from family members or coronavirus, the elderly population has … Read moreReducing Isolation of Our Elderly
One of the most useful skills we can cultivate in this day and age is the ability to patiently listen and connect with someone who holds a different belief, or opinion than our own. There have been a series of major events this year that embody the clear division that exists between families, communities, and … Read more3 Aspects of Compassionate Disagreement
UCA is excited to announce our new line of Care Packages. Each featured Care Package contains carefully chosen specialty items to support, encourage or simply brighten someone’s day. Everyone loves receiving a care package! They arrive in a lovely box surrounded with colorful raffia and a personal message of care. Our exclusive Care Packages are … Read moreEveryone Loves Receiving a Care Package
What is the worth of a tree? The price tag at the garden center tells you $28.95. The acorn is proof that they’re free, but the desert tells you that a tree is priceless. A tree is more than a standing piece of timber soon to be the paper you may see this writing on … Read moreWhat is the Worth of a Tree?
When someone asks “how are you”, do they really care? Is the response we give authentic or honest or caring? In the middle of a pandemic, there is no more important first question to ask our family, coworkers, friends or neighbors. In the grip of fear that people are experiencing, a little caring goes a … Read moreHow Are You?