Seasonal Reset

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A Change of Seasons is a Great Time to Pause Although we were not punished with the cold weather and heavy snowfall typical of Minnesota, with the onset of May and the change of seasons, I find myself, again, appreciating the change of the weather as we move from one season to the next. It […]

Conversations with Mary Tinucci, LICSW

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Helping Social Workers Avoid Burnout I have been interviewed about my work several times by Valeria, author and host of the podcast entitled, Fit for Joy, a Quest for Well-Being. You can listen to the full hour-long interview about how I encourage social work students and new social workers to practice self-care and do their […]

Social Workers & Self-Care

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Integrate Self-Care – If you are a new social worker or a social work student, now is the perfect time to focus your attention on your professional development and begin integrating practices for well-being into your professional and personal life. Pause now and assess your professional development plan for this year. Assess your capacity for […]

Inspiration & Motivation

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Don’t Wait For Inspiration to Strike – Take Action Now Motivation and inspiration are sparked as a result of action. Everyone procrastinates at times. It’s human nature. But there are several simple strategies that can lift your motivation to the next level to get yourself moving again. The most successful people are able to harness […]

Journaling for Well-Being

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Establishing a Daily Journaling Practice This is a great idea but getting started can be challenging. Remember that creating healthy daily habits is worth the effort. If you have been feeling a little overwhelmed by journaling and aren’t really sure how to add it to your life, it might be that you are overthinking it. […]

Positive Psychology & Gratitude

Positive Psychology: What We Focus on, Grows! My career as a social worker and my life have been highly influenced by the field of positive psychology. As a social worker, I take a strengths-based approach and view of the human experience.  The field of positive psychology supports this perspective. Positive psychology is the scientific study […]