Have you heard the statistic that women speak 20,000 words each day, and men speak about 10,000 words? Whether you have heard someone say this or not, it’s bunk. A myth. Statements like this only serve to perpetuate myths about gender differences. Maybe you are telling yourself, “If thoughts were worth money, I’d be rich!” … More Your Words are Not Your World
Point blank — relationships are complicated. When they go south, they can sometimes be a blame game, and it’s all too easy point fingers at our partner when you-know-what hits the fan. But can we blame mental illness on our partner? While relationships can be amazing, enriching experiences, they do have the potential to be … More Can A Relationship Make You Mentally Ill?
As we grow, so do our knots. Over time, our knots move from our hands to our forehead to stomach, to tongue, to soul. For “The Many Pains of Full Fisted Living,” click on photo.
Is the shorthand-version-of-your-day helping you to live the life that you want? Or is it getting in your way? For article “The Words You Use to Describe Your Life May Be Making You Unhappy” click on photo.
You are not what your mind tells you that you are. You are more. For “What Can You Do When Your Mind is Not Kind?” click on photo.
For article “There is More to Your Life than What You are Experiencing Today,” click on photo.
Grace will not break it’s way into your life. Grace can use your circumstances, relationships and your vulnerabilities to quietly help you to bend around your brokenness. You may feel broken by addiction, depression, family, abuse, rejection, pain or by the consequences of your actions. These things may feel like they have broken you. Your … More If You Feel Broken, Remember that Grace Makes Beauty Out of Ugly Things
Acceptance helped me to find my way out of depression and find a life that I wanted to live. ___ Diagnosis. Di-A-Gnosis: to know-through The more that you fight-or-resist-or-hate-or-numb-or-push-away your pain, addiction, thoughts or memories the more territory it will occupy. No one wants to be labelled. But if you are in pain, it can … More Will Accepting Your Addiction or Mental Illness Really Work?
“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