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Developing a Plan B {A Self-care Strategy}

This is my second post in a series of posts looking to take a deeper dive into some of the Top 10 Self-care Ideas I recently shared.  Developing a Plan B has been a...

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Gratitude {A Self-care Strategy}

Gratitude, guys, it’s a game changer.  With Gratitude, you can change your life without actually changing anything (except your perspective).  I posted my top 10 self-care ideas a few weeks ago and realized that...

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Work-Life Balance (or unbalance?)

I’ve been really struggling with Work-life balance recently.  I’ve got it down great when my real life (non-work) is under control—then I can handle the craziness of work.  BUT, when real life throws me...

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Reflection on the Orlando Shooting

I had today as a scheduled PTO day—hoping to spend it writing posts so that I’d have some good content built up (takes the pressure off a bit)… was planning on writing about work-life...

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Meet Megan! {Featured Social Worker #2}

Are you as excited as I am about the monthly featured social worker posts?!?! It’s already been super rewarding to me to get to read the responses from my social work friends, and we’re...

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Music that Inspires: A Thank You to the Dixie Chicks!

Guys, I am so excited (like been excited for 6 months kind of excited!)—tonight I’m going to Chicago to see the Dixie Chicks IN CONCERT (with my mom)!!!  The Dixie Chicks have been one...

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Why Social Work?

So I’ve been in social work now for 14 years and my career path has honestly not been a super thought out one, just one in which I’ve sort of gone with my gut...

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Self-Evaluations: Some advice

So, It’s performance review time at our office…which means time to try and write a meaningful self-evaluation.  Now, I’m someone who likes writing so writing a self-evaluation is not such a difficult thing for...

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Keeping the workplace positive—Some thoughts and Ideas

So, we’ve had several updates recently at work that have caused a downward shift in our workplace climate…understandably so, as the updates are in regards to financial decisions that tend to lead towards folks...

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Impact Struggles

Anyone else struggle with your role and impact?  I recently had a conversation with a co-worker/friend that made me reflect on some things that I haven’t taken time to reflect on for a while…my...

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