I had a very rough weekend. I’m going to talk about it for two reasons. One, it may help someone to know how I handle the really huge anxiety attacks. Two, I often feel like a fake, writing about how to handle anxiety, depression, and PTSD when I still struggle so hard with them. Yes,… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Triggered and Fighting
I’m sure many reading this are like me, fully isolated, or close to it, and living alone. It creates the perfect environment for touch deprivation to set in. Touch deprivation is a real issue because physical contact with others relieves stress, releases hormones that improve mood, creates bonding experiences, and so much more. Humans need… Read More Soothing Sunday: Touch Deprivation and Isolation
No, I’m not saying to go away! Don’t leave! Wait! I’m just making a bad joke!
Being in isolation/quarantine is trying. There is so much happening right now, and it’s just overwhelming sometimes. Taking care of yourself right now is absolutely critical. If self-care isn’t a priority for you, it needs to be. Why?
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.
A brief overview of real mindfulness skills.… Read More Therapy Tuesday: DBT – Part 4A – Mindfulness Skills
Fresh air is a requirement for healthy living, and it has good benefits too!… Read More Soothing Sunday: Breathe Fresh Air
How I pulled myself out of a dark spot using self-care these last two days.… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Emergency Care
In times of chaos, don’t be afraid to step away.… Read More Top-Skills Thursday: Step Away
The nuts and bolts of DBT therapy.… Read More Therapy Tuesday: DBT – Part 3: The Venn Diagram of Treatment