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Two Months Left in 2017

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We have less than two months left in 2017, so I decided to write about the past few months. In July, I had individuals from all various chapters of my life come together for one weekend to celebrate me passing my Oral Defense and closing the chapter of my Ph.D. journey. It meant a lot to have my support system fly in town from all over and locally to share in our success. Each and everyone who attended played an intricate part in my journey to the finish line. In… Read More »Two Months Left in 2017

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: 

Enjoy the journey 

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Knowing we desire growth and improvement is one thing. Always driving ourselves is another. Maybe the answer isn’t that we need to do better, try harder, push more. Maybe the answer is recognizing how well things are going with our career and personal life. Pushing ourselves can become habitual that we deny ourselves any feelings of satisfaction. No matters how well or how much we do better, do more keeps pushing us on. It doesn’t let us rest. We still feel it isn’t quite good enough. I had been pushing… Read More »Enjoy the journey 

Daily Inspiration

This past weekend was full of unexpected events from delayed flights and dealing with various people. One of the highlights of my weekend was reconnecting with some friends and cultivating some new friendships. One of the gems that I learned this past weekend is to be aware of the energy around you. Pay attention to, choose carefully, those with whom you live, love, eat, and travel. There may be times when you can handle their energy and times it isn’t right for you. Sometimes, when we‘re feeling off balance, it… Read More »Daily Inspiration

Live, Love, & Travel

On the ride back to DC on Sunday, I decided to take out my iPad to journal about the past month. February is the shortest month of the year, but it has been full of up and downs. I have experienced a full range of emotions. We are currently in the month of March and I am sure some of you have forgotten about your New Year Resolutions. Personally I needed to reevaluate my own resolutions. This month I was faced with a few challenges, but I had to remember… Read More »Live, Love, & Travel