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Masters

June 6, 2016

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About six months ago, I finished all the academic requirements for my Masters of Social Work. About a month ago, I finished the required hours for my practicum work. This week, I will actually receive the degree, the MSW, and walk across the stage. So begins the next segment of life, which is actually, more […]

Using the Tennessee anti-LGBT therapy law for good

May 17, 2016

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“The most recent anti-LGBTQIA law allowing Tennessee therapists to refer out clients whose social identities might violate that therapist’s “sincerely held principles” presents an ethical quagmire for anyone in the mental health field. It teeters on the high thin wire between referring out because a practitioner recognizes they aren’t competent to serve this client (e.g. […]

Delayed

April 20, 2016

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I meant to post two days ago, to keep that commitment to first and third Monday of the month, and it slipped away from me. I had been contemplating about what to write and thought myself into paralysis, where nothing could be said that would sufficiently detail the experience. It’s been over two weeks since […]

Mindfulness: Dispelling Myths and Defining Intentions

January 18, 2016

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Mindfulness is defined by Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, as a particular way of paying attention: On purpose, in the present moment and nonjudgmental. With such a simple definition (to pay attention to the present moment intentionally and without judgment), one would think that this practice is open and easy for all […]

5 Years

April 29, 2014

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Today marks the five year anniversary of my very first post on BecomingJennie. It’s hard to believe that five years have passed. It seems it’s just as difficult to know where to end as it was to know how to begin. I suppose, like anything, I simply should start at the beginning.   April 6th, […]

Winding Down

December 28, 2012

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As we move forward in life and these years wind down, I find myself – perhaps typically – nostalgic and pensive about the present, past and future. The past year has been a roller coaster of life. Births and deaths, triumphs and well… non-triumphs. And all through it I am grateful to have remained sober. […]

Walking (In the Sunlight)

October 28, 2012

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Today and this past week were particularly spectacular. I had the honor and pleasure of visiting my little brother, who is dealing with some very similar issues to my own, and the joy of reuniting with an old girl friend who is both sober and “retired.” One of those incredible weeks you begin to think […]

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