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Ask John: Serving Others without Depleting Yourself

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Every Tuesday on, John answers one question on how to live an inspired life. This week, Robin asks John for advice on how to serve others while also maintaining her own health:

“At the end of a work day, I find myself drained because I tend to take on my patients’ stuff. I’ve seen your writing about empathetic listening. What tips can you offer on how to do this so that I can leave work, and lead life, invigorated? – Robin G.

Click here to check out the tips that John shares. Then, take a moment to share your own advice for Robin.


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