I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
(Please note, the image for this post will be me in a relatively short time.) Well, another week has flown by. I’m having my usual Friday morning feeling of, “I didn’t accomplish anything this week.” I hate that feeling because it’s so rarely true. Still, not seeing progress in any tangible way is often frustrating.… Read More Free-form Friday: Just an update on me
I wish I had a dime for every time someone threw some little cliche about change at me. That’s the kind of change I know how to use! No! Don’t go! I swear I’m not turning into a dad-joke machine! In all seriousness, I’ve been thinking about change because I may have some rather large… Read More Freeform Friday: Second thoughts about change
I’m sharing this in part because I feel I owe everyone an explanation for dropping off the face of the earth. Also, it’s possible that somewhere in here, I’ll have information that will help someone who is just beginning their struggle with post-covid symptoms. This will be a long post as there is much to… Read More Freeform Friday: An abbreviated version of the past year of my life.
Today I’m tackling another skill that has been subjected to a lot of scrutiny and criticism, generally from those who don’t understand what it’s about. Radical acceptance is a powerful tool for change and reducing internal turmoil. In hopes of avoiding triggering anyone, I’m going to use an analogy and let you translate that into… Read More Top-Skills Thursday: Radical Acceptance
Try these ideas to stay in touch!… Read More Soothing Sunday: Stay Connected
Distress tolerance is the third module in DBT therapy. This section is exactly what it sounds like; how to handle those overwhelming moments.
I think everyone can agree, the idea of “normal life” has been shoved out the door for a hot minute. In the wake of that, I know myself and many others are struggling to adapt and find a “new normal.” It’s hard though, because all the routines are missing.
Four simple DBT tricks to help when you’re overwhelmed.… Read More Top Skills Thursday: T.I.P.P.
How I pulled myself out of a dark spot using self-care these last two days.… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Emergency Care