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 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?

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