What are your Values?

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?

What is the Platinum Rule?

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?

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

What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?

"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?

Fill Your Cup with COMPASSION 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!  Here are the links to the rest of the series! Reflection - 1/3/23 Rest - 1/6/23 Movement - 1/9 Rituals - 1/12 Connection - 1/16 … Continue reading Fill Your Cup with COMPASSION in 2023!

Fill your Cup with MOVEMENT in 2023

We all know that movement is an important part of health and wellness. Hopefully, we also know that this is not just about exercise or performance. Especially in January, the “wellness” industry and its marketing machine tends to inundate us with messages about “wellness.” Well, their definition of wellness is designed to make you buy … Continue reading Fill your Cup with MOVEMENT in 2023

Fill Your Cup with REST in 2023

Earlier this week we talked about reflection and your values - today, we’re going to talk about how to REST.  This is part of a series for 2023 - Fill Your Cup - you can find part one here. Take it from someone who has to try pretty hard to rest - you need it, … Continue reading Fill Your Cup with REST in 2023

Kindness, Curiosity & Compassion

Yesterday was World Kindness Day. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has a ton of different resources about kindness - calendars and blogs and social media to help you bring a little more kindness to your life.  When someone says the word ‘kindness’ I think first of “lovingkindness” - a 7 minute meditation practice (and … Continue reading Kindness, Curiosity & Compassion