woman lying in hammock looking out at lake in the woods

by Marsha Rakestraw

We become humane educators and changemakers because we’re passionate about creating a just, humane world for all beings.

Because of our work we daily encounter stories of cruelty and injustice. And we often feel called to dedicate our time and energy to reducing the suffering we see – all our time and energy.

Which doesn’t leave time and energy for renewing ourselves or giving ourselves time to cope with all the pain and frustration and anger that can arise in our work.

As Eleanor Brownn says, “Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

Burnout, compassion fatigue, overwork, and stress are all possible consequences of our work for a better world.

Use our Self-Care for Changemakers Pinterest board to find resources to help you maintain health and balance and practice self-care and self-compassion.