Tag Archives: life lessons

Self-Care: Pages of a Career Journal

It is common in my organization for people to disclose their illness when calling in sick. I don’t mind doing this when it’s something mundane, like a cold. But sometimes one has personal issues that you don’t feel like telling … Continue reading

Posted in career journal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Benefits of Exercise in Parkinson’s Treatment

I am a naturally quiet observer- it comes with the title of being a clinical social worker. For the last several weeks, I have walked across the hospital campus observing a group of adults doing everything from Thai Chi, lunges, … Continue reading

Posted in career journal, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Down Home Cooking

I discovered a bag of pinto beans today in my pantry that I bought eons ago. No, dry goods don’t go bad to my knowledge, but still… I decided to whip them up. The smell transported me back to childhood … Continue reading

Posted in Kitchen Adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? Caregiver Edition

One of my favorite quotes is “You can’t argue with crazy”. It’s a proven fact you just can’t. That is why in my last post I provided suggestions for dealing with the intolerable. A dear friend who recently read it … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Supervision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Compassion Fatigue

When “Maria” and I first met, we promised each other to be as close as sisters forever, but things have changed over the years. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in our early 20s and will not take medication or … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Supervision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments