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For those who are members of marginalized groups, self-care is wrapped up in our liberation. Knowing that our liberation isn’t found in adjusting to an unjust society, we recognize self-care can’t be realized just through bubble baths. Read more

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With self-awareness, the writer moved from self-care that was "for work" only to self-compassion, self-love, and wholehearted self-care for her own happiness. Read more

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Self-care needs to be individualized, integrated, and intentional. It needs to be structured, SMART, and sustainable. Habits engage all these components. Forming positive habits is crucial to self-care success. Read more

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Photo Credit: Brenda Molloy www.brendamolloy.com

What is your self-care vision for 2020? Consider choosing a self-care word and creating a 20 for 2020 list to focus your self-care efforts and goals. Read more

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Self-care needs to be adapted by the seasons. Even if one’s geographic location doesn’t have nature’s signs to indicate the change of seasons, seasonal self-care variations are beneficial. Rest, reflect, and reconnect during the winter months. Read more

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Mr. Rogers with Officer Clemmons

By Dr. François S. Clemmons - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41429120

Viewing the latest Mr. Rogers biopic film, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," reminded social worker Wade Drury of the impact Mr. Rogers made in his own childhood and how his self-care lessons remain relevant today. Read more

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Viewing self-care as only “feel good” (unintentionally) equates self-care with a special treat, extra luxury, or rare indulgence. In fact, self-care is sometimes uncomfortable and often difficult. Read more

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Pitting organizational accountability or community care against individual empowerment and vice versa is largely counterproductive. Let’s just come to complementary and constructive terms: Community Care, AND Organizational Wellness, AND Self-Care Read more

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Social service organizations are experiencing critical challenges and even crises. We’ve been through these times—recently and over the course of our careers. Here are our top 3 strategies. Read more

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Most of us work in environments of (what we call) “organized chaos.” As part of our professional self-care, we need to take some time to reflect about how to rearrange our surroundings to promote a more peaceful state. Read more

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It's the 3rd anniversary of the Self-Care A-Z blog. Let’s use September to focus on professional self-care. As contrasted with self-care outside work parameters, professional self-care is how we integrate and prioritize self-care as part of our work. Read more

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If we only eat bon-bons, we’ll have serious health consequences. And, no matter how much we may want at times, we cannot live in a bubble (bath) forever. However, having those “B” strategies helps us bring our “A” self-care game. Read more

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We all fall. Make it part of self-care, not just an obstacle. Don’t let the falls keep us down. Use them to wake us up and move us forward on our self-care path. Read more

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Did you know July 24th is International Self-Care Day!? Here’s the background and a CHALLENGE for you and your colleagues to participate and promote Self-Care is for Life! Read more

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What are your biggest self-care barriers? Likely, many of them could be addressed by saying “No” to something. Read more

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What's love got to do with self-care? Lizzo is a rapper/musician who combines flute and feminism. She’s getting increasing accolades, with the release of her album, “Cuz I Love You.” Her story has many facets. At heart, it’s about radical self-love. Read more

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The World Health Organization recently declared burnout as an “occupational phenomenon.” This recognition gives legitimacy to the move toward self-care as a means to address this phenomenon Social workers can lead in addressing burnout. Read more

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“Re-storying” is an aspect of the narrative approach that I’ve appreciated for many years. Here, I share an example - a re-storying of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree - and invite you to share in re-storying, as self-care. Read more

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What does "home" mean to you? Is your home a space that is consistent with your self-care needs? What are you grateful for, and what would you like to change about your home? Read more

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