Wilderness, surrender, resistance, temptation—Lent invites us into difficult, weighty categories, and wholehearted, full-bodied engagement of them comes at a cost. How can we continue pursuing calling and stepping into the deep needs of the world, without being overwhelmed by fatigue or burnout?

Since graduate students nearing the end of a term definitely know something of fatigue, we found a few after class and asked them about what distinguishes fatigue from day-to-day tiredness, and how they care for themselves in the midst of it all.

Huge thanks to MA in Counseling Psychology students Jonathan, Ellen, Jessie, and Elise for talking with us!