Inktober

What exactly is Inktober? (FAQ) I mentioned that I was going to do this way, WAY back in August. I’m even writing up this post during that time period. Okay. So I’ve had plenty of time to amend this post since I first started writing it in August. I really just wanted to keep myselfContinue reading “Inktober”

If You Need a Pick-Me-Up

In our DBT Discord, we’ve got a venting channel for when you’re having a hard time. Sometimes talking about your struggles can help. It’s always good though to be cautious about talking about your sadness and depression. Especially to a source outside of your therapist or psychiatrist. Focusing on it can cause you to beContinue reading “If You Need a Pick-Me-Up”

Journaling

I’ve been really bad about journaling lately. I don’t always have my notebook around. But the basic exercise is supposed to help me identify my emotions. {Event > Thoughts > Emotions} versus {Events > Emotions > Thought} Describe the situation What caused the situation Primary and secondary emotions Identify your urges What did you do?Continue reading “Journaling”

The Art of Simple Living: Part Two

Part Two: 30 Ways to Inspire Confidence and Courage for Living Try changing your perspective. Discover Another You: Find your inner protagonist. Your protagonist has boundless potential. Don’t Be Troubled By Things That Have Not Yet Happened: Anxiety is intangible. Anxiety. Where does it actually exist? Take Pleasure in Your Work: Work is what bringsContinue reading “The Art of Simple Living: Part Two”

The Art of Simple Living: Part One

Okay, the first part of the book is really interesting. It makes sense because Zen is one of the building blocks to the foundation of DBT skills. The book is nice since it really only has about a page of text about each of these points. It’s not really something I’ll expand upon to muchContinue reading “The Art of Simple Living: Part One”

Mindfulness and DBT in a Cartoon

I will be very honest. I have NEVER seen an episode of Steven Universe. I’ve read some Wikipedia articles and watched some Youtube videos about the show, but never watched a single episode myself. I do like the music for it though and I’ve listened to a ton of the songs via Youtube music videos.Continue reading “Mindfulness and DBT in a Cartoon”

September 11th

Today is September 11th. In the United States of America, this is a day of tragedy and remembrance for those who died. Patriot Day hopefully should not be confused with Remembrance Day (Poppy Day), which is on November 11th. I’m not going to go into depth today, I wrote a little bit about 9-11 andContinue reading “September 11th”

World Suicide Prevention Day

The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) to host World Suicide Prevention Day each year. THINGS TO SUPPORT WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY Raise awareness at work/school Reach out to someone Listen well Rethink attitudes toward mental health Encourage people to get help Awareness means changing theContinue reading “World Suicide Prevention Day”

The “E” in PLEASE is Exercise!

We all know that physical health is important. Our doctors hammer that into our heads every time we visit. Health and fitness classes back in our grade school, high school, and even college days stressed on this matter. There’s so many physical and mental health benefits from getting regular exercise. It’s backed by decades ofContinue reading “The “E” in PLEASE is Exercise!”

#RealConvo

Okay, so on World Suicide Prevention Day’s post, I’ll actually go into depth more about how to talk to someone who might be suicidal. So I’ll only gloss over that briefly today. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has so many great Social Media images that you can use for this week! I wanted toContinue reading “#RealConvo”