“I always said yes, even when I was mentally and physically exhausted. I was not taking time for myself, especially when I needed it the most. After attending, 'Breathe Easy: Cultivating peace as helping professionals', I am less stressed at work because I know I am doing my best and remembering to take time for myself. I am able to "say no" now and have learned that taking care of myself is just as important as helping my clients take care of themselves.
Davia was so welcoming and friendly. She did not make me feel guilty for taking time for myself. She told me it was ok to "say no," when I was overwhelmed and could not take on another project. I am able to leave the work at work and enjoy my time outside of work.” - Leigh Anne Hoorman, BSW, Service Coordinator