Tell Me Something About Buddhism

Found another gem at the library! It’s almost time for it to be returned so I thought I’d take some photographs of the artwork and give a bit of a review. I really liked this one. It’s short, simple, and to the point. The name pretty much summed it up. Questions and Answers for theContinue reading “Tell Me Something About Buddhism”

How Do You Live?

Written by Yoshino Genzaburō in 1937, this Japanese novel finally has been translated to English. I found the following synopsis on Wikipedia: Junichi Honda is a 2nd year (15 years old) junior high school student who is known by his nickname Koperu, which was named after the astronomer Nicholas Copernicus. He has excellent academic and athleticContinue reading “How Do You Live?”

Mental Health Jumbled

Here is another link to the DBT Discord. I rearranged my post order to jump this post straight to today. Last night I ended up putting the #Venti channel of the Discord on hiding because it became such a ball of anxiety for me and it did not seem to be helpful for the members.Continue reading “Mental Health Jumbled”

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”