How do we, as volunteers, recognize burnout in ourselves and others? The symptoms include being tired, stressed, resentful and cranky. And the worst symptom is when you no longer get that feel-good benefit from volunteering. When you ask yourself, “Is all this effort worth my time and energy?” you have already burned out.
It matters not which side of a political fence that you or I sit or straddle. Rigidity has seized the moment and clouded our ability to see beyond the now.
If more history books where written in the style of Provost, a California State University, Fresno grad, more students may find history intriguing, instead of a reluctant must-do.
I did not know the historical cultural soup of Fresno—and Provost writes in a manner that makes me want to know more.
Northern Elephant Seals arriving at the Piedras Blancas rookery north of San Simeon, California, have begun the annual winter winter birthing season. The first pup was born mid December. Each pup weighs between 60 and 80 pounds at birth. (C. Coimbra photo)
My passion for the whale began in the early 1980s when an editor assigned me to write a feature story on the “new” whale watch tours.