What to do When Compassion Becomes Draining

compassion fatigue

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

A Key to Healing Faster

healing direction on compass

The journey to healing is a process, no matter if it is physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional. As humans, we often want that process to go by faster. Many of us do more harm to ourselves than good.  When a trauma happens, we want to get back to living life, the way we use to, … Read moreA Key to Healing Faster

The Secret To Putting Caring Into Action On A Local Level

You’ve probably heard the phrase “all politics is local.” The “local” refers to making sure national representatives are still taking care of the needs of the folks back home in their districts.  The same principal applies to putting caring into action on a local level.  Our local communities and neighborhoods can be the North Star … Read moreThe Secret To Putting Caring Into Action On A Local Level

The Caring Way to Change

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As the late, great Robin Williams once said “never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” Robin’s words are so pregnant with truth. All we have to do is think of the caring people we know to give birth to the changes they’ve made in the lives of … Read moreThe Caring Way to Change

3 Aspects of Compassionate Disagreement

3 aspects of compassionate disgreement

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

Everyone Loves Receiving a Care Package

caring community store

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

Bored in Quarantine

bored in quarantine

As we are in month two of this quarantine, we are likely finding ourselves “bored”.  It’s completely understandable with services, businesses and restaurants closed (or only doing take out).  We have all lived in a world where we come and go and do as we please. To being restricted has been hard on everyone in … Read moreBored in Quarantine

Safely Networking in Local Communities

At this difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we all stay connected.   Reaching out to our family, neighbors and loved-ones means finding new ways to connect and discovering resources we need to help one another. Some of us are living alone — single parents, seniors and elderly – where it is important … Read moreSafely Networking in Local Communities

Pause, Inhale and Exhale

This is a difficult time for many people. The last couple months have been tough for pretty much everyone. Pause, then inhale and exhale. Some people are sick or have family members sick from Covid-19.  Some have lost jobs and are worried about their future.  Some are deemed essential workers and are putting their health … Read morePause, Inhale and Exhale

Staying Healthy and Caring- UCA Member Benefits That Help Right Now

Staying healthy and caring during this pandemic time is a must to emerge strong. At Unified Caring Association (UCA), we care about you.  We care about your health, safety and well-being., UCA has a broad set of benefits that can help you and others during this time. We want to put a spotlight on three … Read moreStaying Healthy and Caring- UCA Member Benefits That Help Right Now