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Put your own oxygen mask on first, I tell my clients. Self care is not selfish, I tell my clients. But I was not practicing what I was preaching, and like many other social workers, it took a personal crisis for me to wake up and smell the coffee. more

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In February, Erlene Grise-Owens refrains from making non-essential purchases.  She invites you to join her in a “Frugal February” reflection. If a month is too much, consider doing Frugal Fridays or another modification. more

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Who has time to develop Plan B when knee deep in Plan A!? And, social work is a core identity. Pursuing something other than social work? That’s crazy talk. Or is it? more

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2017: Skinny, rich, and happy! Ample evidence documents that New Year’s resolutions can quickly turn into regrets. Here are steps toward successful self-care resolutions, not regrets. more

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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

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Frequently, people ask about navigating toxicity. Toxic environments require hazmat suits! From my experience and observing others, I’ve learned to construct hazmat suits using ER-ADLS. more

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Self-Care is NOT blaming the individual or discounting an organization’s responsibility. Promoting organizational wellness is imperative! And, self-care is essential. It’s not an either/or! more

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Welcome to OUR blog! This space is for all of us to share our struggles, strategies, and successes with self-care! The blog was prompted by the recent publication of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

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