Let’s Play Pretend – Compassion Fatigue

Melissa Russiano Monday Blog Posts Imposter Syndrome

“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet” (Remen, 1996) Perhaps a dated quote, but one that I could not state more clearly, more intentionally and more directly. Let’s look at the definitions as per...[ read more ]

Let’s Play Pretend: Becoming Crispy

Melissa Russiano Monday Blog Posts Imposter Syndrome

“Burnout happens when you avoid being human for too long.” www.theblissfulmind.com I know what you are going to say. Yep. No need to actually say it to me… Melissa, avoiding being human is how I function, NOT how I burn out. Got it and for a very long time believed it. But then I hit a point that my patience...[ read more ]

Let’s Play Pretend: Imposter Syndrome

“I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.” —Maya Angelou “The exaggerated esteem in which my life work is held makes me feel very ill at ease. I feel compelled to think of myself as an involuntary swindler.”...[ read more ]