Self-care goes beyond sustaining physical health and reducing
stress. It includes your internal experience and your needs for
inspiration, spiritual or soulful connection, intellectual
stimulation, and emotional resonance as well. Only you can identify
what is essential to nourish your spiritual, emotional, and
What we discover can touch us deeply, open our minds to new
possibilities, encourage us, and affirm our connection to others.
In this section we have included some resources that we hope will
provide some measure of inspiration for your inner life.
Visual images can transcend our usual ways of thinking
about and experiencing the world. They can capture moments of
beauty and meaning. In this section we have begun a collection of
photographs that we hope may provide some inspiration in the
absence of words.
We are grateful to Prof. Denise Krause for letting us display
her beautiful photography.
Poetry can provide inspiration for your day or for your way of
seeing the world.
Quotations can move us and even guide our thinking
and actions on a daily basis. Below are a few quotes pertaining to
Find the quotations that fit your current needs and simply feel
right to you – the ones that make you sigh, or think, or
smile. Return to these pages for further inspiration as your life
Thankfully our fellow humans have supplied us with a virtually
limitless collection of wise observations to help us see
life’s challenges in new, fresh ways and increase our feeling
of connectedness to others. We have included a sample of these
here, including sage words from fellow social workers.
If you come across inspiring material, please contact
us and let us know so we can share it with others.