grateful

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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To: You and Your Loved Ones!From: Michael & family I was asked to write a blog to my younger self about the changes I would make in regards to my career, personal relationships, family, love life, and the things that I am thankful for this holiday season. My advice is whatever you think you’d tell your younger self, say it to yourself now: There’s a lot you still can do. I’m grateful for many things and I wanted to send a note to share some of the many things I… Read More »Happy Thanksgiving!!

HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH

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This week I celebrated the 7th anniversary from when I submitted my first research proposal and presented at NASW-LA in Baton Rouge, LA. This week I presented at the NASW-MD Conference on Suicide Among Active Military Personnel and War Veterans. My first time I was introducing the information from my article I published with NASW and I was very comfortable and did not feel nervous at all. An altercation occurred between two of the participants. I feel that I handled the situation very well. During my presentation, I provided a… Read More »HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH

May the work I've done speak for me: 

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There comes a time in every adult’s life where they must be honest and in tune with their true feelings. A couple of weekends ago I was having a pity party for myself because I was in class on Saturday and Sunday at a CBT certification course. Next weekend I will be working on speaking engagements. The weather is getting warmer and everyone is enjoying the outdoors, and I will be working. I started to think about the time when will I get the chance to enjoy my weekends and… Read More »May the work I've done speak for me: 

Daily Inspiration

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This morning I finished editing my mother’s day tribute and I started thinking about the term grateful. Grateful is recognizing what you have for what it is. Admiring the struggle it takes to only be human on this journey of life. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate. Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value in your life. What are you… Read More »Daily Inspiration

Dissertation Blues

Make sure you don’t become a servant to what you’re trying to master. Michael D. Gatson I had a conversation with a friend and mentor last night. I shared that there are a few things I’ve been trying really hard to master lately; one of those things is my dissertation. I have been asked several times when I am graduating. I will be graduating when all three of my committee members sign my dissertation as complete. I have been working on my dissertation while maintaining a full-time federal career, serving… Read More »Dissertation Blues