Historical Reminiscents EP 10: Goal Setting and Building Communities of Care

New year! New podcast episode! In this episode I talk about establishing goals, setting yourself up for success and some of the problems with recent self-care rhetoric.  I also discuss communities of care and creating supportive spaces within the profession where we can lift each other up. Mentioned in this episode: Things you should know … Continue reading Historical Reminiscents EP 10: Goal Setting and Building Communities of Care

Mental Health Awareness and Support

In the nine years I've had this blog I've started and deleted variations of a post on mental health many times.  I've written about self-care, historical trauma, or emotional labour in heritage fields.  These topics all relate to mental health but they also dance around some of the harder hitting closer to home issues associated … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness and Support

Self Care Revisited

A few months ago I wrote about working in a field that involves historical trauma and the need for self care.  The topic of self care and the mental toll of working on emotionally charged topics came to the forefront for me earlier this week.  I spent a few hours digitizing records and cross referencing … Continue reading Self Care Revisited