Many people have been getting upset about the victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy and victims of crime in other news stories.  We all have all come across people in our daily lives who are going through problems, as a therapist it happens more often than not.

What can help you cope without being drained, when you are an open person?  The article below highlights a way of working with compassion rather than empathy to save on your emotional burn out.  The article also talks about meditation, depression and studies done on Monks.  What do you think?