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Holidays

To paraphrase Charles Dickens: These are the “worst of times” for stress; these are the “best of times” for self-care! Holidays are particularly stressful for helping professionals. The Season of Stress calls for even more intentional self-care. more

Self Care 1 Comments

It is essential to remind ourselves and our clients that we are not working to eliminate painful affect states. We are working to find the tools to survive the inevitability of these states. more

Real World Clinical

The idea of resolutions and why they conflict so much with actual self-care is that they are resolute, clear, black and white. Nothing that we do falls under this heading. more

Real World Clinical

The insidious, universal buy-in about the sheer “goodness” of gratitude & forgiveness feels frighteningly unquestioned & reductive. The ideas of gratitude & forgiveness, while not necessarily intertwined, are often sold together as sister products. more

Real World Clinical 2 Comments

Looking at the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, Addison Cooper asks social workers to take a look at their own lives and the impact they have made as we enter and look forward to a new year. more

Reviews & Commentary

We are entering the series of holidays I call the Holiday Triangle. We have embraced this triangle with the intentions of joyfulness, happiness, and fulfillment. Within this process, we have done so many people the disservice of expecting happiness. more

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