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September 28, 2019

Today, I will walk in the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America. I will be joining other Chiarians in the Nashville walk. I learned about my congenital condition in 2016, but it had been affecting me for much longer: I had always experienced back pain and balance issues;...

September 20, 2019

Today is the two-year anniversary of the day that Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico. Since then, there have been conflicting accounts of the death toll, revelations of corruption within the Puerto Rican government, and questions about why the United States s...

December 1, 2018

I was born during a time when AIDS was barely known, much less understood, and when HIV was not yet a commonly recognized abbreviation. Today, on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of World AIDS Day, I am feeling quite reflective with regard to how far we have c...

August 10, 2018

During tough times, it can often become difficult for even the most optimistic person to remain so. What is hope, why is it important, and how to we replenish our stores of hope when we seem to have depleted them? 

Hope encompasses two elements: the belief that cir...

January 29, 2018

Today I wanted to discuss what unity means, particularly during the current time of activism and desire for equality. Unity means togetherness, or more specifically, oneness. There is a need to act as one unit when addressing issues of inequality. But does that mean th...

January 15, 2018

One of the topics I talk a lot about is the need for self-care. Yes, I said NEED! But... Why is self-care a need? What exactly does it entail? How do I possibly fit it into my crazy schedule?!?

Self-care is simply a means of mindfully engaging in activities that build u...

January 8, 2018

Recently, the current administration revealed a decision that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would not be allowed to submit applications for federal grants if they used seven words. That words are being prohibited is alarming in itself. But the wo...

January 1, 2018

In my first blog post, I mentioned macro practice. So, what is it? Well, the term macro can best be compared to the term micro. Micro means small, as in micro-organism or micro-brew. Macro is the opposite; it means large, substantial. Micro practice in social work real...

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 brings peace, joy, and fulfillment to us all. I thought now would be a good time to more thoroughly introduce myself and my story. 

I decided long ago that I wanted to help people. Specifically, I wanted to change the inequities I saw gr...

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