Tag Archives: Social Work

An Urgent Message From My Overwhelmed Brain To Yours: Love Your Amygdala

April 9, 2015

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I really suck at writing for more than 140 characters lately. In fact, I am just doing what I have to do every day, just to get to tomorrow. I am stressed. I could blame Twitter or the pressures of my life (I’m a Social Worker in my day job, have a side hustle or […]

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Ten Things I Learned as a Social Worker That Made Me Better at Life #WithAssistByTracyChapman

June 3, 2013

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For almost thirteen years, I mostly made a living being a full-time martyr. Man, does that Cross get heavy. Now that I’ve been out for over a decade, the lightning bolt lessons of that time thwack me across the back of the neck most days. The old ones used to warn, “You got a hard […]

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Learning Is Failure

April 17, 2013

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My momma told me when I was about twenty, that I really needed to intentionally fail something; a class, a project, a role. She worried that I was so merciless to myself pursuing perfection, that I was more fragile than I appeared. She was right of course. Although it took me another ten years to […]

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