I had to face into my overdoneness. I had been baked too long in my legitimate activist hopes and lost the sense of balance and humor that were my only way of negotiating my work/family conflict. Where had it gone? It had gone to overwork, conceit, indispensability, and the other usual traits of ineffective activists. When things come to be "all up to us," an insidious dependency has tied us up in knots. We are prisoners, not the servants, of our activism.

Donna Schaper, Living Well While Doing Good