Self-Care, A-Z: A "Word" About Self-Care in 2018

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L- loving acceptance of self. Often the critic wins, and it’s time to show myself the love.
O- openness to being good enough, letting go of the urge to do everything perfectly.
V- values. Commitment to spending time “being” rather than “doing”. For me, this means choosing to spend time with the people I value and doing the things I value. In this, I will learn and be supported in being the most authentic version of myself- and that’s ok.
E- empowerment. Self compassion is empowering and allows me to be a better person and social worker.

Merrisa Bragg 73 days ago


Merissa: thank you for sharing this! LOVE it! 🧡

Erlene 71 days ago


I have done the one word ritual for four years now and it has been nothing short of amazing. I actually put a short ten minute video on my Facebook page encouraging others to engage in it. My word for 2018 is balance which goes hand in hand with self care. I have become aware that I am a work-a-holic and I have to take time for myself and enjoy life, so I can beneficial to myself and my clients. Thank you for sharing.

Ashley Lowe 81 days ago

My one word ... ACCEPT

Accept that not all we help will be and can be changed. Take joy for those who are able.

TeckMing Low 81 days ago


Excellent word. I have come to understand the Zen meaning of not passive, but powerful. 🙏🏾🙏🏻

Erlene 79 days ago


Thank you Dr. Grise-Owens for your words of wisdom. Having a new job as a foster care case manager, I have been pondering ways to help me cope with the challenges of this task. I will continue to work toward applying self care in all areas of my life. I seem to encounter stress on all sides. Happy New Year to all social workers everywhere :-)

Tiffany Thompson MSW CSW 83 days ago


Congratulations on your new job, Tiffany! 83 days ago

Thank you

I continue to read the New Social Worker for information and inspiration :-)

Tiffany Thompson MSW CSW 83 days ago

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