Volunteer Family Guides: Friends Forever

Volunteer Family Guides: Friends Forever

Maybe the word “friend” is one we throw around a bit too loosely these days. We designate “BFF”s (best friend forever); we have “frenemies”; we “friend” and “unfriend” people on Facebook. But for all that, we know what it means to have, and to be, a real friend. The...
The effects of unrelieved stress on the body

The effects of unrelieved stress on the body

[Adapted from the Resource Guide for Volunteer Family Guides] Most people do not know how unrelieved stress affects them. The first step in managing stress is to recognize how your body reacts to it. Once you recognize this reaction, you can begin to use self-care...
What fills my cup

What fills my cup

A while back I was asked to put down on paper what I had spoken about at one of our Advanced Volunteer Family Guide training sessions.  This has been hard for me as I usually just say things from the heart and find it difficult to remember the details of the...