As the New Year rolls in you can be forgiven for thinking that 2020 is not starting out as we would have hoped. Here in Australia the new decade has come with fire, fear and loss the extent of which is simply unimaginable. My heart goes out to those facing such loss...read more
We can all be guilty of trying to change everything in one go… you know those times when you decided to become a morning person and wake at 4.30am, do the meditation, gratitude, exercise gym session, green smoothie and connect with your higher power – all before the...read more
We would all love there to be a magic wand, a pill or a practice that we could adopt to prevent the onslaught of Burnout in the Social Work profession. But I’m sorry to say that mysterious thing you just haven’t heard of yet doesn't exist. In reality Burnout...read more
I went to the garage this week as my car has major engine trouble and is going to be in the shop for weeks… but it made me reflect, not about my car but about my emotional wellbeing. This time I was able to handle the situation, deal politely with the customer service...read more
I’m not going to go over the statistics about the stress and pressure in Social Work as it has already been said – by me and many a report from the Sector across the world. It is undeniable that Social Workers doing the job have...read more
Well in my case it is true, but not because I wasn’t any good at being a Social Worker. I like to think I did ok at my profession. But the saying is right for me! You see I can no longer DO Social Work as I used to – because I burnt out. I pushed on through all the...read more
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