Short talk about self-care, something that seems easy, but it’s actually kind of difficult to do. I feel this topic is covered so much, but yet, we all still struggle with it. I can’t think of a single person, myself included, who could be practicing self-care more frequently or in a way that’s more beneficial. … Continue reading EXTRA SELF-CARE AND HEALTHY HABITS, SOMETHING WE ALL NEED.

Being Fearless, Accomplishing a Dream

Think of something that you’ve always dreamed of doing. Travel? Opening a business? Contacting someone you haven’t talked to in a long time or ever? Dumping an unhealthy habit that you have been clinging to? It can be anything. It is probably overwhelming to think about and you might be afraid of the process. I’m … Continue reading Being Fearless, Accomplishing a Dream

Body Talk

Objective: This Body Talk activity can be done either individually or in a group setting. The objective of this body acceptance activity is to provide education about the role of body image distortion in eating disorders. The goal of this activity is to increase insight into distorted thoughts and projection of negative feelings onto body … Continue reading Body Talk

“Unfinished Business” Letter

To help resolve any unfinished business that you have with another person, write a letter. This may be written to a person who has hurt or wronged you, and who is no longer a part of your life. DO NOT ACTUALLY SEND THEM (or anyone) THIS LETTER, this letter is for YOU. Keep it confidential. … Continue reading “Unfinished Business” Letter

Mirror Work Activity

This mirror work activity will increase self-awareness and promote personal growth. Looking in the mirror, state to yourself: "I love you." "I'm sorry." "Forgive me." "Thank you." While looking at yourself in the mirror and stating these things, pay attention to your non-verbal body language, the tone and speed of your voice, and the thoughts … Continue reading Mirror Work Activity

What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? Answer this question by either journaling it out or writing your past self a letter. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? Advice to myself • Don't stress over the small stuff. • Don't worry about … Continue reading What Advice Would You Give Your Past Self?

“Make it Happen”

A collection of thoughts and tips for taking action, here we go! thoughts and tips We talk about negative things way too much... Break the habit by finding the good in your day and share it with others. Fun fact: all photos were taken by Shannon while trail running What are you passionate about? Can … Continue reading “Make it Happen”

Things to Let Go

Things that you need to let go of: ▪︎ Past mistakes▪︎ Things you have no control over▪︎ Self-doubt▪︎ Need to please▪︎ Fear▪︎ Toxic relationships▪︎ Comparison▪︎ Chasing perfection Are these items on your list? What can you add? follow my blog to receive mental health tips

IMPROVE Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

IMPROVE IMPROVE the Moment is the next skill. The acronym IMPROVE makes life a little bit better when it is not going so well.During a crisis, you have two options. You can sink into the distress or invest in behaviors that might improve how you feel in the moment. The acronym I: ImageryM: MeaningP: PrayerR: … Continue reading IMPROVE Skill (Distress Tolerance from DBT)

Distress Tolerance (DBT)

Distress Tolerance (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) When people "cope" with stress and crisis, they find out ways (behaviors) that relieve stress, however, some of these ways come with heavy consequences. Examples of ineffective behaviors are drug and alcohol use, self-injury, gambling, spending money, and overeating.We can learn distress tolerance skills to effectively manage the stress and … Continue reading Distress Tolerance (DBT)