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Self-care & Self-Love: Changing the inner scripts!

I had an epiphany the other day when reflecting on self-care and my own struggles with feeling guilty about caring for myself. A simple, yet profound realization. Self-care becomes a whole lot easier when...


10 Social Work Quotes {To Inspire You}!

Happy Social Work Month! I wanted to take some time today to share some of my favorite social work related quotes. For me, reading quotes and having them nearby to reference helps me get...


Embracing Vulnerability

How many of you have watched Brene Brown’s Ted Talk about the Power of Vulnerability? It gets me every time. If you have yet to watch, please take 20 minutes to do so now....


5 Steps for Policy Advocacy

Are you a direct practice social worker who has realized how certain laws and policies are negatively impacting those you work with? Have you wanted to make large-scale change, but weren’t sure where to...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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