Social Work Community Blog

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Why Macro Matters {and how Trump might be making America great after all}

Maybe you are similar to me. I’ve worked within direct practice as a social worker for years. My time is limited as I work full-time and am raising two energetic boys. I regularly vote...

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3 Thoughts Holding You Back From Taking Care of Yourself!

All too often our thoughts hold us back from embracing the idea of self-care and the importance of it in our day to day lives. I know, I’ve been there. Today, I want to...

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5 Wellness Breaks {that YOU can start TODAY}

Did you know taking breaks throughout the day is good for you? Yeah, me neither–keep on reading to learn more about the benefits and about 5 quick and easy wellness breaks you can start...

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Goal Setting – Tis the Season!

So it’s that time of year again—the end of the year! Time for taking a pause to look at the year that is ending and to make some decisions about priorities for the year...

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Holiday Cheer! {5 Ideas that Bring Joy}

I love the holidays.  I truly do. And I don’t always realize that others might struggle with this time of year.  A few weeks ago, I participated in #macrosw’s twitter chat (they do it...

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Lessons Learned from Becky

I’m ready for 2016 to be over. I mean seriously, one of my current passwords includes “bad news 2016” because it has just been a rough one.  And apparently, the string of bad is...

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Surviving the Lows

So I wrote a post not too long ago about the ups and downs of social work.  And in general my blog tends to focus on the positives or finding the positive.  But today,...

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Gratitude {For this Social Work Community}

Happy Day after Thanksgiving!! Not sure about you, but I am in a food comma still and feeling lots of gratitude, while spending time with my wonderful family.  Hope you have been able to...

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Meet Robin! {Featured Social Worker of the Month-November}

I’m excited to share this month’s social worker of the month (#5)—Robin! I met Robin over 10 years ago when we were both case managers in child welfare…and then we also went to grad...

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Creating a Culture of Gratitude

As promised, this month’s theme is gratitude, so I’ve got another great gratitude post for you today! And although this is a week that I’ve struggled (and I know many of you have as...

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