12. Transformation Tuesday

I’d love to give credit to whomever created Transformation Tuesday. Comment here if it was you!

Yesterday I made it my business to connect with two supportive colleagues and it faned my flames and reignited my fire.

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On this day in history, I made a collage to thank the Omega Women’s Leadership Center for the transformational conferences, workshops, retreats they put on in 2012. I recently applied for a year-long program to join a network of nonprofit leaders there. No need to wait until then, today is Transformation Tuesday!

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NAMI (National Alliance Mental Illness) transforms lives everyday. I proudly raised hundreds of dollars for my birthday this Spring. In return, they awarded this lunch box for all the funds that will their transformative powers expand. IMG-3445

This Spring I attended a fundraiser that the Survivor Leadership Collective hosted, their first ever Paint Nite. The activity of painting transformed the restaurant/bar space for the evening. It felt magical. Now the magic hands in my home and transforms my mind state when I remember to look up at it. img-3446.jpg

The. dried roses transformed my day my first week at my new job in late-February. The Social Worker Union came around to the hospital’s many sites and gave us roses for Social Worker Appreciation Month!

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Receiving a piece of art or a hand-made anything transforms hearts. This piece was made by mother. Currently, we are searching for a missing painting in a basement. It looks like birch trees. If found, please contact us immediately.

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Earning this degree was transformative. I hope to transform the piece of paper into something more official looking 🙂

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This little book has the potential to transform how we think about work in a culture that seems to encourage workaholism. I’m ready for the holiday and won’t be posting for the next few days!

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At the end of the day, it’s the people in my life who have been most transformative. It’s what inspired me to become a social worker in the first place. Relationships transform us. What does transformation mean to you? What can you transform today? A feeling? A space? An office? A mood?

Enormous trees fell on my family’s home in CT this past week (the same photo as yesterday’s blog, different sentiment). May all their neighbors and all beings be safe and protected. May all beings know peace. May each of you transform dis-ease and suffering. May you experience moments of ease today. IMG_3416-1.JPEG

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