treasures

As a social worker, resources are gold! Throughout this site I share some of my favorite resources and suggestions. May they help to cultivate and enhance everyday well-being.

SALT’s self-guided study (coming early 2021) is a resource containing a collection of “best practices” that I believe when done with regularity and repetition will be helpful over the course of a lifetime. It’s great for anyone curious or who has a desire to live from a more grounded, self-aware, regulated and connected place. The practices can serve as life preservers for the times when we inevitability find ourselves treading rough waters.

Remember, the deeper we dive into ourselves and our experiences, the more self-aware we become. It is from here that we can better connect with our true self, and others, which can ultimately lead us to a more fulfilling, well-lived life.

My personal greatest treasure along this inward journey has been being mindful of my feelings and needs. I call this practice FIN (Feelings Identification & Needs) Awareness. To me, being aware of what we are feeling and needing is the foundation of self-awareness. When we can pinpoint the root reasons for our emotions, actions, and reactions, we can better understand human behavior (our own and that of others), and with understanding can come compassion. And, let’s be real – the world could use some more compassion.

You can follow me along on Instagram, @salt.selfawarenessletstalk, where I track my feelings and needs and gain self-accountability around this transformative practice. Feel free to tag me in your FIN Awareness posts where you, too, share what’s alive in you. You can answer the hugely insightful question, “What’s alive in me?” by referencing the lists that are used to help name the feelings and needs by clicking on them below.

FEELINGS

NEEDS

NVC 4 – Step Process

Please visit the Offerings page to learn more about SALT’s self-guided study, #DIVEDEEPLIVEWELL.

Please click on “Download” below to learn about some of my favorite resources for those at end of life.