I have been a social worker for 16 years and a mama for 7. I love my job, and my Daughter and Son are the two people I’ve ever loved enough to have their names tattooed on my person. I also love coffee and good food and red wine…and white wine..and sparkling wine (and yes, Brewer Husband, beer too). But mostly coffee. I believe in the power of optimism, and in the plasticity of the human brain. I’m constantly trying to figure out how to stretch my 24-hour day into more. I believe self-care is crucial.