Resolutions Might be Crap. How About Yearly Intentions Instead?

I love the clean slate that comes with the new year. Usually during one of the earlier weeks of January, I teach my DBT group around the theme of resolutions. One of our DBT Emotion Regulation skills is Accumlate Positives in the Long Term. The skill is from the reducing vulnerability to emotion mine sub-sectionContinue reading “Resolutions Might be Crap. How About Yearly Intentions Instead?”

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ADHD Life Hacks – Living in the Grey

I realized that I forgot one really important piece in yesterday’s ADHD Life Hacks post. As good as any system that I develop for myself is – I recognize that adaptation will be regularly necessary. Being a person with ADHD – I easily fall into the all or nothing zone. Take journaling for example –Continue reading “ADHD Life Hacks – Living in the Grey”

A Spiritual Pilgrimage on Your Journey to Wellness

Faith is a touchy topic for me. While my trauma history (and other events of my childhood) left me distrusting of organized religious practice, my understanding of mental health accepts that spirituality is a vital component of a wellness driven life. I’ve got plenty of personal hangups regarding the Christian faith. The events of myContinue reading “A Spiritual Pilgrimage on Your Journey to Wellness”

Progress over Perfectionism – Letting Go of All or Nothing Thinking

I am a recovering perfectionist. Like I was the classic GT kid. I graduated from high school second in my class. I was 16 when I started at A&M as a sophomore. Those are things you just don’t accomplish without being highly motivated to do the best. Once I was past the regimented world ofContinue reading “Progress over Perfectionism – Letting Go of All or Nothing Thinking”