Accepting and navigating painful experiences as they come.
How often do you compare yourself to others? How much do you truly know about the person you are comparing yourself to? Comparison can actually be a helpful skill and, in fact, it's one we teach in DBT. Before I talk about the benefits of comparison, let's talk about the pitfalls. Looking on to another person and/or [...]
As we embrace a new year there's often a focus on resolutions, goals, and change; all of which have purpose. The concept often neglected during this time of year is that of acceptance. Sometimes we want things to be different so badly that we "white-knuckle" new behaviors, only to slip back into our old habits. [...]
“A real sign of progress is when we no longer punish ourselves for our imperfections” - Yung Pueblo Imperfection is a part of the human condition. In some cultures, a damaged or broken item is viewed as more precious than it was in its pristine form. So, if this is the case, then why do [...]
The holidays tend to be filled with food, family, and inevitably some amount of emotional distress. Here are some things for you to consider in preparation for your Thanksgiving: - What do you need to do to ensure your nutritional needs are met throughout the course of the entire day? Some thoughtful planning around this [...]
School is starting and anxiety is high. Where are my classes? What are other people going to think of me? Am I going to be successful? The list of worries goes on...and on... Our mind is made to think and in times of change and stress it tends to think even more. Here are some [...]