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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
My name is Liz. I am a graduate student at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, United States. I'm working on a Master's in Social Work (MSW) and a Master's in Public Health (MPH). I currently work for a mental health agency, where I support individuals in accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing.

I love to listen and I love to learn; I plan to be a life-long learner. I love hearing perspectives that are diverse from mine and collaborating and integrating with others to create something entirely new and unique. I'm a strong believer in healing and self-care- teaching ourselves and each other that we are worthy of love and nurturing no matter what we've been through. As a WorldPulse Listener, I'm hoping to foster all of these things and use my experiences to make and accomplish new goals!

My Passions:
music, books, my dog Sadie

My Challenges:
language barriers

My Areas of Expertise:
mental health, substance abuse, trauma-informed services, homeslesness, domestic violence, sexual violence

Comments

mrbeckbeck's picture

Welcome!

Welcome Liz!
I'm glad to see you here in our community. I'm looking forward to working with you as a Listener for the campaign. I'm sure you'll enjoy making connections with some of our inspiring members from 190+ countries.

Two Masters degrees at once?! I can tell you're an ambitious go-getter, working hard to make the world a better place. You'll be in good company here.

Looking forward to hearing your perspectives. Don't forget, your voice is important too!
Best wishes,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Hi Liz,
Wecome to World Pulse! I admire your dedication to mental health issues and to helping others maintain their independence in a safe and affordable way. It can't be an easy job so kudos to you!

Healthy self esteem is such an essential thing to have and I totally agree with you when you say that we're all worthy of love! It sounds like WP will fit very nicely with your desire to hear perspectives that are diverse from yours.

I haven't been a member of WP long but I've found it to be an active, supportive community with an empowering message so I encourage you to explore the site and interact with the community. Together I know we can all collaborate and become a powerful force for change in the world!

Again, welcome and I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

Kind regards, Debbie

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author and poet)

Greengirl's picture

Welcome to World Pulse Liz

It's nice to know that you are here to listen to the many unique voices in the World Pulse Community. I am sure that you will find all the listening, learning, sharing and networking worth the while.

I wish you the best of times on World Pulse.

Best Wishes,

Greengirl.

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