Finding Self-Compassion Through Truth

I recently read Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection, where she wrote about the ten guideposts to whole-hearted living.  As I was reading, I found myself relating to many of her approaches.  I was particularly drawn to her discussion on vulnerability and shame. Her writing provided helpful language I now use when I talk …

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The Never Expected “Unexpected”

In the introduction to our blog, Wendi and I wrote, “While we continue to celebrate with each other all of the amazing things that happen in our lives, we have found that the times when we most need our friendships is during the unexpected detours that are inevitable in life.”  When we wrote these words, …

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Vocation: What’s in a Calling?

Vocation, such an empowering, yet overwhelming, slightly idealistic word. Merriam-Webster provides the definition as “a summons or strong inclination to a particular state or course of action.” From the Latin root vocare, to call, vocation is often used as a beautiful encouragement to pursue jobs that utilize specific gifts and skills to meet a need …

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Be the Person You Want to Be: A Day In the Life of a Social Worker

I experienced a particularly tough day at work.  I am a school social worker, so my job is full of ups and downs.  But, this day was especially heavy on my heart. The day was full of minor frustrations, the kind that wouldn’t be too much on their own but together they compounded. Then an …

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