Accumulate Positive (Short Term)

I realized this morning, that I’ve never shared any of my Youtube videos on here. This week my clients are learning about Accumulate Positives in the Short Term. This Emotion Regulation Skill is designed to help you increase resilience by creating intentional practices of self care that reboot your emotional batteries. Also, I’m giving upContinue reading “Accumulate Positive (Short Term)”

Abort SCOTUS (& Charge Barrett & Kavanaugh for Deception during their Confirmation Hearings)

Today is June 30, 2022. It has been a week since the announcement of the overturn of Roe vs Wade. It has taken me an entire week get far enough into my processing to be able to express my feelings coherently. I began writing about this topic last spring when SB 8 was passed inContinue reading “Abort SCOTUS (& Charge Barrett & Kavanaugh for Deception during their Confirmation Hearings)”

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?”

DBT Skills for the Holidays ✨Free Worksheets✨

It’s that magical time of year again… No matter your beliefs or practices – we are all currently inundated with ads selling the idea of the perfect holiday season. You know the American dream where you buy, buy, buy until you’re up to your eyeballs in debt, so that you can rush to all theContinue reading “DBT Skills for the Holidays ✨Free Worksheets✨”

Bursitis Diaries: Navigating American Healthcare w ADHD

As a consumer of healthcare, the majority of my adult life I have not had real insurance. To think that for 4 of those years I worked in a hospital as a private medical provider – but my boss didn’t have to offer me insurance because I was contract. God bless America. For like 8Continue reading “Bursitis Diaries: Navigating American Healthcare w ADHD”

Bursitis Diaries: Part 2 Relief vs Release

TW: This is the most authentic and intimate series I have ever shared – there will be discussion of abuse, suicidal ideations, narcotic medication & familial trauma. Start at the beginning Bursitis Diaries: Part 1 the Gift of Pain I have spent a fair amount of time these past two months pondering the difference betweenContinue reading “Bursitis Diaries: Part 2 Relief vs Release”

Bursitis Diaries – Part 1 The Gift of Pain

TW: This is the beginning of the most authentic and intimate series I have ever shared. There will be discussion of abuse, suicidal ideations, narcotic medication & familial trauma. My 32nd birthday was at the end of August. By all means this has not been a good year for my life. I bottomed out emotionallyContinue reading “Bursitis Diaries – Part 1 The Gift of Pain”

My Shiver Story – The Fiery Haired Girl

The yoga studio I belong to has been doing a monthly art journaling series on the book Women Who Run with Wolves. This month we discussed Shiver Stories & learned how to draw sigils. My Sigil Board Surrender to the Journey – this has been my mantra for the past month. The doodles show 2Continue reading “My Shiver Story – The Fiery Haired Girl”

ADHD Life Hack – VITALS Daily Checklist

Continuing on last week’s theme of ADHD Hacks, I realized I have not yet shared my VITALS acronym!! I wrote it earlier this year for a client who had a period of completely unstructured time between jobs. They didn’t want to be boxed into a daily routine, because they wanted to take advantage time outsideContinue reading “ADHD Life Hack – VITALS Daily Checklist”