Research has shown that becoming more mindful in our daily life can help us to care for ourselves and to care for others in a more compassionate and healthy way. Including mindfulness moments and practices in our daily routine can help us to lower stress levels and become more aware of our own actions and needs. It helps us to be more responsive to the needs of others, since we are more able to be truly present to them. Mindfulness is also an important component in both self-care and self-compassion.
Join us to explore these concepts and learn simple ways to live more mindfully, helping us to become more compassionate and present to ourselves and to others.
Michelle O’Rourke is a registered nurse with a background in Emergency Nursing, Hospice Palliative Care and Spirituality. Michelle was instrumental in helping to design, build and open the 10-bed Chatham-Kent Hospice in 2016. She is the author of three books, her first two focusing on palliative care, with her most recent book titled Healthy Caregiving: Perspectives for Caring Professionals. Michelle is passionate about helping all caregivers learn the importance of taking care of themselves while they care for others. See www.selahresources.ca for more info about her work and writing.