I’m getting very sleepy! So I woke up super tired this morning after working harder this past week than I have in a while, and seeing so many people. We have a new email reminder system and attendance and payment agreement for our clients…and quite a few of my clients are in crisis…so they are all showing up. This week has been rewarding but exhausting at the same time! I would say my best moment from the workweek was encouraging a client with a pervasive mental illness to take his meds, after the client was upset at the world and protesting by refusing to take them. He finally did and I was so proud. Rapport, trust, and a little humor go a long way. I literally couldn’t stop smiling for about 20 minutes after this accomplishment. I was genuine and caring. It was so awesome seeing myself make a little difference in feal time and appealing to this client’s need to be heard, instead of coersing, tricking, or bribing him to take his meds. I took a Muay Thai class tonight and am looking to pursue BJJ. My shoulders are starting to hurt. And today, I jumped rope for the first time since I was 10. And damn! My body is probably so confused by my taking it out of its normal routine. Tomorrow morning, I plan to roll out my mat, like my body is used to, and attend a beginner yoga class then go to the gym. Okay, I’m falling asleep! My muscles feel like they’re hurting already! lol Goodnight. No pain, no gain!
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Hello, my name is Marie. I am a 20-something who wants to heal her emotional wounds and help her clients to heal as well. I am a clinical social worker (almost fully-licensed LCSW!) who deeply cares about my clients. I try to use my own life lessons, trials, and tribulations to better help myself and others. I pride myself in presenting to my clients as "more-human-than-most" and often let them know that I am a work in progress as well. I attribute my vast collection of self-help books on my book shelf not only to my clients' "presenting problems" but also my own. I have attempted to create 2 blogs recently on a different site and found myself feeling frustrated and expressing negativity and anger (this was leading up to my breakup). Now that I am in a different place, I aim to keep this blog positive, but real, as I share with you my journey toward healing my body, mind, and spirit--and finding myself somewhere along the way. I will be sharing my favorite resources, quotes, and pictures that are helping me through this difficult time. My hope is that you will find some healing from this blog and from my experiences. View all posts by LearningtolovemeMarie