Month: July 2017

I got this.

Three of the most dangerous words I ever uttered to myself. These words caused me more mental torment, anguish, and suffering than I would like to admit. I lied to myself numerous times at some […]

Radical Acceptance

Human beings have a natural tendency to fight back against any perceived challenges. Therefore, when it comes to acceptance, our instincts are already working against us. We want a sense of control and for situations […]

The Mind-Body Connection

This has been weighing heavy on my mind especially since I have been struggling with it more so recently, so I thought it might be worth sharing with you. Over the last year and a […]

Another Way to Look at Stress

A few days ago, I was working with one of my clients who had been struggling with stress management. I was befuddled myself because this young man had a plethora of coping strategies to use, […]

SMART Goals

Every New Year’s Eve millions of people make resolutions to “lose weight.” People fill their fridges with fruits and vegetables. Gym membership sales skyrocket. Treadmills as far as the eye can see. Two weeks later, […]

Be Smart, Not Strong

A saying I incorporated into my everyday thinking. I worked in the drug and alcohol setting for a short time. To say the least, it was not the right fit for me, but I learned […]

The Side Effects of Self-Care

The source material for today’s entry came from an unlikely source – my barber. I went for my monthly appointment to get groomed up for the summer weather. After being her client for close to […]