in a world that can be rude(staring at them in public) and cruel(making remarks and laughing or just turning thier backs on them).
You shold know that my clients work and want to make their own money and work with us in creating goals for themselves. I am not trying to paint a rainbow in the sky. No such thing. There are problems, pressures, and days when I cannot wait to leave. I must live with the fact that there will be folks I and my coworkers cannot help sometimes because we have not been able to be creative enough to find a solution or the client is trapped in his or her own pathology or just plain institutionalised. Taking care of others has made me question my own priorites and helped me accept my own limitations whild at the same time trying to grow to the best of my ability. Sometimes that best is not goog enough for clients, coworkers, managers and administrators but it is my best and I will stand by it good bad or indiferent any day of the week. Why? Because my guys have taught me character and not to give up. I have learned from watching them how frustrating life can be on a daily basis. Very few of them ever give up. They have taught me the value or compassion and character. I work hard on both and still have alot to learn. To me that is as it should be.
I relax by taking walks, driving, sitting in coffee houses or bookstores, meditating, chanting with other Buddhists.And of course a video. I am partial to independent films and movids that challenge me and make me think. I LOVE TO LAUGH! That is how I cope with stress and negativity.