“In the beginners’ mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” S. Suzuki Recovery is beginning. Again. Again. Again. Again. Again. In our world, if you repeat yourself, people think you are strange. Repeat yourself. Beginning again, repeating something, feels foolish. People look at you funny when you need to … More Recovery and How Each Day is a New Beginning
Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck
15 Uncommon words that will help you create a richer, fuller experience of your mental health “Words often represent a very partial, and sometimes misleading, account of what we actually feel.” David Wallin A word is not really just one word. Let’s say that you travel to Hawaii on an 8 hour plane ride … More The Words You Use to Describe Your Life May Be Making You Unhappy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindful way to treat disorders _____ Author: Deborah Serani Psy.D. Originally posted Feb 22, 2011 on Psychology Today Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems … More An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
What inspires you? Take a moment today, to day, too day and even two-a-day… to be, and to be – inspired! ___ Oh that silly Albertan What he’s slogging now The places he will go Once he shovels the snow Brief but utterly awesome four line summary of my life submitted by The Drake … More Take a Day to be Inspired… Inspired by the Snow?
“Don’t hold too tight Don’t overthink Let go with a smile and with a wink.” Click on photo for article, “Let this Moment, Whatever Moment You Have, Be Inspired by Dr. Seuss Photo adapted from JD Hancock
“We are children of the scar.” Switchoot Recovery is a scar. It is from our scars. And it is about how we try to cover, deny and fight our scars. And it is hard… recovery creates it’s own type of scars. Seeing inside can transfix. But it can be the fix that we need to … More We are Children of the Scar