Hey STEEMIT -- meet me, Warren SZ!

Hello! I’m Warren. That’s me on top of a mountain.

I am a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. Can’t wait to share my musings with this awesome community – everything from opinion pieces to fiction stories to local journalism!

I have a few important missions that I want to spend my life pursuing. These are, in no particular order: to combat stigmas surrounding mental health and homelessness; to uncover and share truth; to build community through sports; and to continually challenge and expand myself both physically and mentally. There I am enjoying a rainstorm in the Rocky Mountains.

Professionally, I spend 30-40 hours a week working for a UCLA psychology lab. Our goal is to better treat serious mental illness like schizophrenia and to identify the mental health factors that contribute to homelessness in Veterans. I lead weekly groups to teach some of our participants social cognition, or how to understand social situations. Impairments in social cognition are a major factor in serious mental illness.

As with most Angelenos, I dedicate the rest of my week to side hustles. Primarily, these are writing and community projects. I am on the board of directors for the International Jiu-Jitsu Education Fund (IJEF), a charity aimed at empowering vulnerable communities across the globe through the art and practice of jiu-jitsu. Below is a photo of an academy and community we support in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. 

I also write and publish stories on housing, homelessness, and mental health. Right now, my main focus is covering Inglewood, CA, where community groups are fighting to stabilize skyrocketing rent as the Inglewood city government pushes for massive and rapid economic development.  

Hobbywise, I love basketball. I dabble in NBA analytics, and soon I hope to launch a channel devoted to covering the league. I also love to get outdoors, particularly through backpacking. I certainly look forward to sharing my adventures here!

That’s about it. You can find me on Instagram @wojissimo or check out my website, https://warrensz.me. Looking forward to following you all.

Happy Steeming!

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Nice one bro, always do what you know how to do best.

Welcome to Steemit. Beautiful pics. Sounds like you have an adventurous life and have alot to offer the Steemit community. Welcome and have fun!

Hey there and welcome on platform 🤗😊 Feel free to follow me @justynatina and upvote. Cheers 😋

Hi Warren, and welcome to Steemit. I'm sure you're going to love it here.

That was a great introduction. It must be interesting working at the UCLA psychology lab. I recently just did Dr Jordan Peterson's online personality assessment, which I found really interesting. I posted an article about it here on Steemit and it received quite a bit of interest. I will have to look more into that side of things, although I'm no expert.

Anyway, good luck with your Steemit journey. :-)

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https://steem.makerwannabe.com/ (You can monitor those who follow and unfollow you)

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All the best,

Giles @tam-lin

Thanks for the resources Giles! I'm definitely looking forward to becoming a part of this community. Working in psychology is always interesting -- especially when it comes to illnesses as debilitating as schizophrenia. I'll definitely use this space to write a lot about the brain and the ways it goes awry!

Welcome to Steem @warrensz. Feel free to follow me @kanasite and upvote. Cheers :)

Hey @warrensz! Nice to meet you here! Good luck to you and us! I'm more or less "new" here, too... This is my introduceyourself:

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https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@survivalparaguay/video-jeah-a-new-freak-from-paraguay-introducemyself

Greetings from Paraguay!

Mucho gusto! Would love to visit sometime

I'm look forward to stay in contact with you! Yeeehaaaa!

Welcome to the steemit family @warrensz .. Feel free to follow @kekegist and upvote.. I will do same.. Cheers ☺

You rock! Keep climbing and keep posting. I look forward to reading more of your musings.

Welcome to steemit Warren! I am new to steemit as well. I haven't done my intro yet, but can't wait to read your posts. Sounds like you have a lot of very interesting things happening. Following!

Looking forward to your introduction @foragingquietude!

I am new here too and its nice. Would be nice if we could make this a community and be friends too

Warren, welcome to Steemit! Psychology is an interest of mine. In fact, I have spent countless hours studying the research of Dr Paul Ekman. Working at UCLA must be awesome! And writing on the site is sure to keep you busy. I write several blog articles that may interest you.

Best of Luck!
Spencer Coffman
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Hey Spencer! Very cool. We rely heavily on Ekman's work. It's the foundation of the groups I lead -- we spend weeks teaching how to recognize emotions on the face. Steem on friend!

Wow, that is very cool. I conducted a study when I was in school about whether or not people can tell the difference between a real and a fake smile. You can download it for free here.

I also wrote a book called A Guide To Deception that is about detecting deception and how to read people. Then I spent two years creating blog posts about different signs of deception.

In January, I have an eBook coming out called Deception Tips that is a collection of all of the blog posts. I'll also be starting a podcast in January.

I'd love to stay in touch with you and with anyone in your groups who are also interested in detecting emotions. It's a field I really enjoy.

Welcome to Steemit! :)

Yo Warren! Welcome to Steemit, you'll like it here.
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Nice guide, thank you!

Welcome to the Steem Community Have fun sharing and enjoy :) Follow me @crishan

Hello friend welcome on board!!! I'm new here too and I hope you enjoy your trip through Steemit and that you are very successful. For my part all my publications will be about the exciting world of sports. You are invited to check it whenever you want. a big hello!!!

Hola! Voy a publicar del basquetbol y jiu-jitsu asi a mi me gusta que somos amigos. Happy Steeming!

Excellent!!! Regards and Blessings

Amazing @warrensz and welcome to the community. lots of work to do and share. it's not all about crypto! feel free to ask me anything.
else i see you when you come back!

thanks for introducing me @liotap. I'll definitely see you on the court soon!

Hey @warrensz :)

Welcome to Steemit! So which NBA team is your favorite? :P

Since I'm also freshman here on Steemit I can only say keep on doing like that and see you around for sure :)

Kind regards!

Feel free to follow me you're welcome brother I look forward to us being good friends ☺ ps I always follow back

Hello Warren! Welcome to Steemit. Looks like in addition to b-ball you also love hiking! Such an amazing activity, clears the mind like nothing else!
I look forward to hearing more about your life's missions! Pretty cool, looks like you are making the world a better place!
Cheers!

Welcome to steemit @warrensz