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.