Have you ever done the Values Sort exercise from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? Here is my version: Values Sort & Values Based Decision Making, which I use frequently with clients. The thing about the values list is that all of them are considered positive. It got me thinking about the concept of "opposite positives." … Continue reading What are your Values?
We are all familiar with the ‘Golden Rule’ or ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’ but are you familiar with the ‘Platinum Rule?’ The Golden Rule v. the Platinum Rule If the Golden Rule (GR) is framed as “Do unto others as you would have them do to you,” then the Platinum … Continue reading What is the Platinum Rule?
On my cynical days, I think…life is a scam - but there is an acronym I came up with years ago (and I have not heard anywhere else, so I am claiming it as mine) - that is part of DBT's distress tolerance and radical acceptance skills. It describes the four things you can do … Continue reading What does SCAM stand for?
It's important to understand your own love language, as well as your partner's, in order to effectively communicate and express love in a way that is meaningful to both of you.
Perfectionism is a common trait that many of us strive for, whether it be in our personal or professional lives. However, the pursuit of perfection can be exhausting, overwhelming, and ultimately lead to burnout. Instead of striving for perfection, we could choose to focus on cultivating self-compassion. Perfectionism is the belief that anything less than … Continue reading Perfectionism’s Antidote: Self-Compassion
This post will be a little bit about “What is feng shui?” but also “What is Feng Shui Therapy?” The name of my business, “Wind Over Water,” is actually a play on the words feng shui, which means wind and water in Chinese. I posted about this a while back here. What is Feng Shui? … Continue reading What is Feng Shui Therapy?
International Women's Day is a time to celebrate the achievements and progress of women around the world. However, it's also a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to promote gender equality and address the various forms of discrimination that women face, including weight stigma. What is Weight Stigma? Weight stigma, or … Continue reading International Women’s Day & Weight Stigma
It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 27-March 3) 2023! #EDAW #EDAW2023 #NEDA #antidiet #NOTONEMORE, #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek #ItsTimeforChange #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek2023 This event, started by NEDA 39 years ago, highlights Strength Through Knowledge & Experience as well as It’s Time for Change. There are a lot of resources, social media events, and local events scheduled, so check out … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023
This is part 3 of the series - Why Size Doesn't Matter! No one has straight lines on their bodies, so I guess it makes sense that our body image is not so linear either. What is Body Image? NEDA - What is Body Image? What is and is not Positive Body Image What is … Continue reading Body Image is Not a Straight Line
"Good fit" is a phrase that therapists use to identify clients that they think will work well with them, and encompasses a lot of things. I am going to try to break it down. Here are some of the considerations: Logistics - virtual or in person therapy availability payment & insurance level of care Demographics … Continue reading What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?