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

What does SCAM stand for?

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’s Antidote: Self-Compassion

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

How to FILL YOUR CUP in 2023!

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!

To-Do Lists – How to manage them without overwhelm

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

Compassion 101

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

What is Caregiver Burnout?

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. If you are in a helping profession … Continue reading What is Caregiver Burnout?