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Even after completing a degree, the “practice tests” continue. These "A"s and a PLUS will help you ace the self-care "thing." more

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Doing the same thing expecting different results is not realistic. Why approach self-care in the same way? Sometimes we need to relax, reset, and rediscover! more

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Recent news includes assassination attempts, a move to erase "trans" as a category of personhood, and violent murders of people because of their skin color and religion. We must continue to do justice and not be daunted. It is essential to self-care. more

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The U.S. culture is experiencing crises. Let’s use this toxic time as an opportunity to learn how to design better hazmat suits, practice radical self-care, and make political action part of self-care! more

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Perseverance. Strengths. Resiliency. Motivation. These familiar words are more than just good terms for case notes and programming. Through challenging experiences, these principles have formed my self-care philosophy. more

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RBG, the recent documentary about cultural icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, is inspiring and instructive. Amongst many lessons, RBG’s life presents a self-care case. more

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September 2018 marks two years for the Self-Care, A-Z blog. The blog provides a space to share our struggles, strategies, and successes with self-care. Let's take time to reflect and strategize next steps. more

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Don't put off self-care. Do it NOW! Start today, use a strengths approach, be SMART-er, enlist support, and reflect. more

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Regardless of practice setting, job role, or cultural context, social work colleagues across the globe agree on the urgency of practitioner depletion/burnout as a professional concern. more

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Leisure time is not a luxury. It is evidence-based best practice and a basic human right. more

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Why should self-care only be pursued when working in a particularly stressful environment or after a negative event? Self-care is an individualized lifestyle, both unselfish and necessary. more

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A common metaphor depicts self-care as the emergency mask used in air travel. However, the “mask metaphor” is limited. more

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Attainable self-care must counter the prevalent myth that self-care costs money. An informal survey of colleagues about low/no-cost ideas for practicing self-care yielded fantastic responses. Here’s a composite list. more

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Ashley Owen Santangelo’s guest blog post reminds us that, as helpers, we need to be aware of our own mental health and the self-care needed. more

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A recent survey examining self-care practices of social workers identified “financial situation” as a strong predictor of one’s level of self-care*. Financial stressors can contribute to other problems, such as health and relational issues. more

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I invite you to accept a 30-day decluttering challenge for April. If “Spring Cleaning” isn’t your thing, just (re)start somewhere with your self-care. Maybe your shower door has a message? more

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Jennifer Hancock writes about how her agency, Volunteers of America Mid-States, not only made a commitment to employee wellness, but invested in an agency-wide wellness initiative to support that commitment. She committed to her own self-care, too. more

Social Work Month Project 2018

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2018 Social Work Month logo, courtesy of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

The 2018 theme for Social Work Month (in March) is: Leaders. Advocates. Champions. How can social work lead, advocate, and champion self-care? more

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day, let’s talk about what may very well be the Heart of self-care: Self-compassion. By two of the co-editors of The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals. more

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Elisa Kawam reflects on the soul of self-care and provides three steps toward self-care through simply being. more

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