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One thing you lose when you lose resilience and what you gain when you find it.

Resilience is not only the ability to absorb the shocks we encounter. It is more than adapting or being able to deal with difficulties. Resilience is seen in our…

Don Easton April 29, 2019

Resilience; the key indicator of burnout.

When resilience is damaged One of the most disturbing feelings in burnout is that of numbness. Colour faded from life. Everything turned gray. It was as if the tune…

Don Easton April 22, 2019
Adrenaline: friend or foe

Adrenaline: friend or foe

Adrenaline: the friend Adrenaline is a hormone that our body produces in response to stress. In a moment of danger, it kicks in to help us navigate to a place of…

Don Easton April 15, 2019
Absorbing the bumps of life

Absorbing the bumps of life

What are the margins that you are happy to live with? Margins are buffers we build to resource our life journey. They act like a shock absorber when you hit one…

Don Easton April 8, 2019
3/3 secret of buoyancy —Replenish

3/3 secret of buoyancy —Replenish

3 secrets of buoyancy (I used to hate Mondays)—Reflect, Refocus, Replenish, So Mondays have become one of the best days of my week. I look forward to Mondays like…

Don Easton April 1, 2019
2/3 secret of buoyancy - Refocus

2/3 secret of buoyancy - Refocus

After time spend in reflection—how am I doing (well-being) and how well did I do what I did?—I feel good as I know that I am valuing who I am and positioning…

Don Easton March 26, 2019
1/3 secrets of buoyancy—Reflect

1/3 secrets of buoyancy—Reflect

I used to hate Mondays. On Mondays three things I actively do to help me re-charge: Mondays for me is the day after my biggest day of work. If the Sunday service…

Don Easton March 18, 2019
I can't get no satisfaction

I can't get no satisfaction

SUCCESS and COMPARISION The demands of ministry are great. When the expectation of performance is constantly beyond our capacity, a feeling of failure grows.…

Don Easton March 11, 2019

3 keys to building attachment - Transparency, Trust and Time

Present but not really I am blessed to be part of one of the most connected movements. Deep in our culture is the core value of connection. But in my emotional sickness,…

Don Easton March 4, 2019

Building Attachment - restored to connect

How is the health of your key relationships? The level of our Well-Being is reflected in the health of our key relationships. Relationships are not a means to an…

Don Easton February 25, 2019
Replenishing Emotionally

Replenishing Emotionally

Learning to fill the tank My journey through burnout and recovery has remade me. I used to just go, run fast, and pay little or no attention to how I was doing.…

Don Easton February 18, 2019
The 3 Components of Burnout

The 3 Components of Burnout

In my late teens, burnout described an adrenaline-fueled moment in a car.  You floored the accelerator, redlined the motor, dropped the clutch, the wheels would…

Don Easton September 6, 2018
Success, the Prelude to Burnout

Success, the Prelude to Burnout

Once I thought it was weak people who burn out. I am ashamed of my ignorance.  Now I understand that success is the prelude to burnout. Pace and Pressure A motor…

Don Easton September 6, 2018
Signs of approaching burnout

Signs of approaching burnout

I didn’t see it coming Something was wrong, and I thought I was sick physically. I didn’t wake up one morning and say, “I’m burnt out”. It was a process…

Don Easton September 5, 2018
The No 1 Threat to Completing our Mission

The No 1 Threat to Completing our Mission

Ministry is one of the most fulfilling and one of the most demanding professions. We share in the joys and the pains of life. We are in this because of a deep sense…

Don Easton September 3, 2018