Deirdre Washington's Posts

Self-care for the Helping Professional

Growing up, one of my favorite songs was Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman.” Being a helper at heart, I loved the concept and tried being all things to everyone: available, present and doing it with grace and a smile. Those were the days of vinyl and I played that record over and over until it was worn, warped and scratched. As I start to think about self-care for the helper that memory is a perfect a... »