It is no secret that we are living in a critical time, with increasing environmental and social pressures. As a result, we often feel stress, disillusionment, “compassion fatigue,” and even burnout. Now so more than ever is it important for professionals take care of ourselves, so that we can continue to effectively help others and serve our community. It is for these reasons that the Professional Development Committee of First Things First asks that you Save the Date for our 8th Annual Cross-Systems training: Mind, Body, and the Professional: A Self-Care Workshop on Friday July 21st, 2017. This event will feature self-care experts as well as opportunities for participants to relax and get active.