I have long considered these oft-quoted lines from Mary Oliver's poem, The Summer Day, a Call To Action.
I believe in the work of helping professionals, and am committed to doing work that serves those who are doing the demanding work of supporting others during difficult, and often traumatic, circumstances. Those who, through their work, are making a difference in the world.
I also believe in, and am committed to, generosity and giving.
I donate 10% of the value of my Compassion Fatigue Sessions to one of three different organisations:
International Women's Development Agency
Envisioning a gender equal world, IWDA works to progress the rights of women and girls. Their guiding goals are the promotion of women’s leadership and participation, strengthening women’s safety and security, accelerating women’s economic empowerment, and advancing systemic change, whilst ensuring organisational sustainability and accountability.
The Mirabel Foundation believes that every child deserves a childhood. Mirabel assists children aged 0 to 17 years who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family, working to restore a sense of self-worth, belonging and hope for the future in order for them to reach their full potential as young adults.
Victorian Women's Trust
The Victorian Women’s Trust is an independent advocate for women and girls, promoting true gender equality through annual grants, targeted research, education, policy submissions, events and more. The Victorian Women's Trust advocates for violence prevention, fair wages for equal work, and the equal representation of women and men in the decision making processes that shape our lives.