Preventing Burnout

I’m rereading Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak, for about the fourth time. I think it’s the best book I’ve ever read about finding yourself as a human being and as a leader. Here is one quote that always strikes me: “When the gift I give to the other is integral to my own nature, when it comes from a place of organic reality within me, it will renew itself—and me–even as I give it away. Only when I give something that does not grow within me do I deplete myself and harm the other as well, for only harm can come from a gift that is forced, inorganic, unreal.” (p. 49-50)

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