Stepping into sabbatical: a conversation with Renee Rizzo

Sabbatical Grants provide support for a nonprofit organization during a period of sabbatical for its CEO/Executive Director. We believe that the CEO’s time away is beneficial for the individual, the interim staff, and the organization’s sustainability. President/CEO of Hope Clinic for Women, Renee Rizzo, graciously agreed to share some of her insights from this unique opportunity. Q. How long were …

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Welcome to the Self-Care Digest!

Welcome to the first issue of The Healing Trust’s Self-Care Digest: a quarterly collection of resources for you to explore at your own pace, intended to help you build and update your own self-care toolkit. Each issue will provide examples of different self-care practices and resources, including local classes and workshops. We’ll also have a reminder to #checkyourselfcare as a …

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Plan a Day of Self-Care With These Free Resources

Self-care includes preventative measures to keep your mind, body, and spirit balanced. People who practice adequate self-care experience reduced stress, increased productivity, improved health, and better work-life blend. Regular self-care can also help prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. We recognize the significance of self-care for everyone and have created resources to help you on your self-care journey. The Planning Guide …

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(Re)Treat Yourself! Everything You Wanted to Know About Our Self-Care Retreats

Self-care is currently having a moment – from articles and news segments on mindfulness and meditation, to journals and coloring books on store shelves. Recently, even the term self-care has become more mainstream – a positive development towards promoting the concept. At The Healing Trust, we believe it is so essential that we developed retreats that specifically focus on self-care. …

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You Think You Know, But You Have No Idea: The Diary of a NICU Mom

I thought I had the answers when it came to advocating for myself and my family. I earned a Master’s degree in Social Work and worked with advocates and organizers, so I thought I knew about individual advocacy. The premature birth of my daughter, Evelyn, taught me how much I didn’t know. My husband, Max, and I were overjoyed to …

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Living From Our Values

I never aspired to be CEO of a foundation. In fact, when our former CEO told me she intended to retire and said that I should think about applying, I thought she had lost her mind. I loved the job that I had, and I felt competent doing it. Why would I take on a job that could lead to failure, especially …

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