Tag Archives: Self care

Art as Self Care

This weekend, despite struggling to overcome a wicked stomach bug, I took some time out to stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) with a friend who was visiting town. Historically, I had considered taking in art as a luxury; … Continue reading

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It’s all a balancing act.

Has anyone ever told you that graduate school is crazy? If not, let me be the first, because do I have a reality check for you. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other way to accurately describe graduate school. There’s … Continue reading

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Bike Commute

Today I took my bike on a test ride to gauge the feasibility of biking to my second year internship, and I am extremely happy to say that it is most assuredly feasible and will definitely be my preferred method … Continue reading

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My Body is Screaming for HELP!

Even as we cross into “spring” there is news of more snow on the way.  When I hear this I hear my internal voice giving me another excuse to not run or workout in the morning.  What I don’t hear, … Continue reading

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Two birds, one stone, as they say

Whether or not this post is being written by an author who has been awake for almost 24 hours is irrelevant. Today at internship was hilarious and almost unbearably weird… for more reasons than this writer can count. The fact … Continue reading

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Tonight I was going to blog about the instant connection I had with a client on the kids’ crisis unit last night at work. I was afforded a unique opportunity to connect with her through the sole fact that I … Continue reading

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Here We Go

Every time I say that phrase, a very popular ‘N SYNC song comes to mind… Anyway, it’s the start of a new year and a new semester, so it’s time for a new me. I understand that the first semester … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun: Procrastination? Or Self-Care?

I know you haven’t heard much from me the past couple weeks, but you shouldn’t take it personally.  It is finals time, so there is school stress.  It is application time to new sites, so there is practicum stress.  It … Continue reading

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Survival Mode: A Strengths-Based Approach

Most folks probably have an idea of how a strengths-based model works: Rather than focus on the problem or what’s “wrong” with the picture, you start with identifying what does work, or the sources of strength. Not only can this … Continue reading

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Building the Brain… and Muscles?

This semester I joined a gym and started to look forward to workouts to alleviate stress. For a while I was lucky enough to rely on massages, but honestly, the “Self Care” column of my budget had too many $$. … Continue reading

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