Your Self Awareness Guide

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The Why’s? Ask yourself why you are making the decision you are… what is your motivation? Often we make snap decisions without really understanding the basis behind them. Take the time to understand what drives you and your choices. STOP When faced with a choice or decision, it often feels like the response should be immediate. Look before you leap is a wise old adage. Before reacting, just stop. Pause. Wait… simmer a bit. This helps you to remain at cause rather than ending up at the mercy of effect. Explain Practice articulating how you feel without placing blame on … [Read more...]

Do you have friends or just acquaintances?

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In the day and age of social media where you can “add a friend” in a mere click, how do you distinguish the difference between an actual friend and someone who is just an acquaintance? That line is blurry for many. Friend collecting has become a virtual popularity contest. Facebook limits you to 5000 friends, though the number of followers you can have is endless. Say you reach that limit. Of those 5000 people, how many do you know in person? How many do you even recognize their names? Not to say that social media cannot result in making genuine connections, it can. But this … [Read more...]

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Do you feel like you just can’t get everything done that you need to? Are you tired even though you get plenty of sleep? Do you ever feel like you simply just can’t catch up on life in general? We all go full steam ahead at an abnormally fast pace these days. Work, school, kids, friends, meetings, appointments, errands, obligations, it can take its toll over time. Taking time for ourselves has somehow become taboo and labeled as selfish. Here is the big news folks, it’s not! If you constantly burn the candle at both ends, do you know what you end up with? – A big unhappy … [Read more...]

What is DBT?

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When clients ask me about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan that offers assistance to those affected by anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, and substance abuse, I educate them on the four modules of treatment. These are, mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal regulation and distress tolerance or radical acceptance. During our first sessions, you will learn that mindfulness is learning to be in control of your mind instead of letting your mind control you. You will be gently guided on a series of pleasant exercises to raise awareness … [Read more...]