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Monthly newsletter ideas

I am currently preparing a monthly newsletter.  I would like to know what you may want in a newsletter, and if you would like to receive mine.  This is what I am thinking;
Only send once a month- I find some send info too often and I don't get to read it, therefore, it is not helpful,
Only have one page- if it is too long I lose interest, especially if I get it while I am working
Include a video component- I have received video newsletters which are a nice change and I also like videos included or links as I am a visual learner,

Books I like...

I love, love, love curling up on a Saturday morning with a new book.  These are some of my favourites;
One Minute Mindfulness, Donald Altman
Trauma Stewardship, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky (I am now re-reading this one)
The Art of Extreme Self-Care, Cheryl Richardson
Overextended and Undernourished, Dennis Portnoy
LIFE 101, Everything We Wish We Had Learned About Life In School - But Didn't,
Peter McWilliams
...and of course...
The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization by Françoise Mathieu

Favourite author...

I have not done very much reading in the past couple months.  Before the drama of the evacuation I had two or three books started.  The books I usually read are about trauma, the helping profession, human behaviour and self care. 
Thanks to Françoise Mathieu of WHP (Workshops for the Helping Profession) in Kingston, I found Dr. Gabor Maté and his books.  I also had the privilege of seeing him do a presentation at the Compassion Fatigue Conference in Kingston in June and he sat at our table at lunch.

Suggested resources

I have read so many books and articles in the past few years I have difficulty finding the information I want to refer back to!!  I buy my books because I like to dog ear the pages and give them to people if they want one.  That lending library has created problems as some of the books have gone missing.  I always replace them because I love the books so much.
The following are some of the books and resources I have used.
Life 101, Peter McWilliams, lots of insight from great thinkers and authors from the past and simple information about why we do what we do and how we can do it differently.

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