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Jessica Dolce
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Dog Wrangler/Word Slinger
Dog Wrangler/Word Slinger

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Would you like to enroll 5 staff members or volunteers in the Compassion in Balance Online Course? Choose this option for a discounted group registration. Students have access to the online course for one full year. Please see Description (below) for…
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Would you like to enroll 10 staff members or volunteers in the Compassion in Balance Online Course? Choose this option for group registration. Students have access to the online course for one full year. Please see Description (below) for enrollment…
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Do you choose words of the year? For the last years, I’ve chosen a word or phrase to guide and remind me of where I want to go (figuratively speaking, of course, or my word every year would be Italy) in the new year. In 2015, I chose: Integrate In 2016,…
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“…(B)y choosing food as your drug—sugar highs, or the deep, soporific calm of carbs—you can still make the packed lunches, do the school run, look after the baby, stop in on your parents and then stay up all night with an ill 5-year-old—something that is…
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There’s a new study I want you all to read called Negotiating the Challenges of a Calling: Emotion and Enacted Sensemaking in Animal Shelter Work. According to the authors, animal shelter workers are typically on one of three “calling pathways”…and two of…
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For those of you who work or volunteer with animals, I wanted to let you know that the new session of Compassion in Balance, my 8 week online class, starts June 5th. If you’d like to learn how to build compassion resilience, manage your stress, and feel…
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And I bet it’s working overtime these days. So many compassionate people I know, who already work so hard as helping professionals, have recently become even more engaged in service and activism work in a multitude of efforts to protect the people,…
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Holy moly, it’s been so long since my last post! Before I share the big news about the new DINOS online class, here’s the world’s fastest update/excuse, for anyone who cares: Birdie is really old and has kidney disease now, so I spend all day cleaning up…
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The next session of my course, Compassion Fatigue Strategies (CFS) through the University of Florida’s Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program, is scheduled to run this spring. The class launches on March 13th and runs through the first week of May. CFS is a…
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  2015: Integrate 2016: Full 2017: Joyful Responsibility   Okay, that’s technically two words. I tried to find one word that sums up the idea of stewardship and service fueled by the joy and satisfaction of choosing to give, connect, do meaningful work,…
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