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?

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

What is Feng Shui Therapy?

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 & Weight Stigma

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

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023

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

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?

Why Size Doesn’t Matter, Part 2

February Challenge - What YOU Can Do Do y’all remember the old NBC ad campaign for “The More You Know”? Whenever I talk to people about diet culture & weight stigma, I feel like there is a little shooting star over my head with the jingle. Because this is a pervasive problem in our society … Continue reading Why Size Doesn’t Matter, Part 2