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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Top 10 – Self-Care Ideas

As social workers, the idea of self-care is taught and brought up over and over in formal education, and often discussed in the work environment as well.  But I believe most of us still...


Meet Merrisa! (Featured Social Worker #1)

I’m excited to share our first featured social worker today!  Merrisa is actually a close friend of mine and we experienced graduate school together–she’s often been someone I’ve learned from and whose approach to...


Mom and Social Worker

I was a social worker for several years before becoming a mom.  I poured my heart and soul into my job and was fine with putting my clients first…felt they needed me and it...

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