When I was thinking about writing this post, the David Bowie song came to mind. Change is a constant, but we do go through seasons of acceptance and change. I have been experiencing a lot of change this year - and I am not sure if I have totally embraced it. What happened? It's been … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes
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?
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
In 2023, I hope each of you is able to set goals/intentions/resolutions/etc. and fill your own cup while doing so. We all know you can’t pour from an empty cup! I have several blog series coming up, but I plan to do a short post on each of these “Fill Your Cup” ideas in the … Continue reading How to FILL YOUR CUP in 2023!
As another year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to tell you that I will be taking a break from the blog for the month - I will be back in January, but this time of year is really busy and I do not have the attention to devote to it … Continue reading The Happy Holidays are Here!
There are a lot of ways that people organize themselves. Time management and productivity are interesting to me, and I have thought a lot about them over the years. I am going to elaborate on three things that have made a difference in how I handle my lists, learned from various sources over the years … Continue reading To-Do Lists – How to manage them without overwhelm
Even though we have used the words 'burnout' and 'compassion' since I was in graduate school, not a lot was actually taught in school - we did not actually learn the skills that would grant self-compassion and stave off burnout - for therapists/providers or for clients. It has only recently come to the fore, with … Continue reading Compassion 101
My focus has been working with clients struggling with eating disorders, depression, other disorders of over-control, life transitions, self-esteem and the myriad of other mental health concerns that plague modern life.
Though Spring officially started March 20 this year, to me Easter is when the real spring begins - that is when I need to get my plants in the ground!
Repost: This is a blog I wrote back in October 2019, and it still rings true today. I will do an update soon, also, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, since the topic of burnout has gotten a lot of attention over the last couple years. https://chrysaliscenter-nc.com/caregiver-burnout/ If you are in a helping profession … Continue reading What is Caregiver Burnout?