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5 Tips for Finding Balance {when the world around you is chaos}

Anyone else’s life seem to ebb and flow in what feels like pretty major shifts?  Like everything in balance for a brief beautiful moment, then something gives—maybe it’s work overload, or someone gets sick...

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Mindfulness {A Self-care Strategy}

Mindfulness is a self-care strategy that is pretty new to me. I had heard about it in a variety of ways and in a variety of settings, so after hearing about it so many...

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The social worker who…

So often in the media–in the news, as well as on t.v., social workers get a bad rap.  People hear about the worst cases and start to assume some fairly negative things about social...

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Time with those who fill your cup {A self-care strategy}

  So this one seems like a bit of a no-brainer.  Clearly, spending time with people who you can connect with, who help you feel understood, and who make you a better person, is...

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Exercise and Eating Healthy {A Self-care Strategy}

So in my original Top 10 post regarding self-care, I had exercise and eating well as separate strategies, which they clearly are, but I decided to lump them together in this more in-depth post...

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There will be days…a tribute to social workers!

As a social worker you sometimes have to just stop and remember that there will be days…some good, some not-so-good.  But never a dull one.  Here’s my little tribute to us social workers and...

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Practicing Kindness {A Self-care Strategy}

So I didn’t include this strategy when I wrote my Top 10 list…mainly because I thought it would get too many eye rolls without more information included to do it justice.  Hence, the post...

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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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