Tag: DBT

Radical Acceptance: How to Not Cry Over Spilt Milk

“Don’t cry over spilt milk” is a common phrase we hear when we get upset over something that we cannot control… but this is definitely easier said than done.  Radical Acceptance is an idea advanced by Marsha Linehan in her Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  She posits that all persons experience pain but when we try to fight it we create suffering – and suffering is not necessary.  Radical Acceptance is the process of accepting reality – “Life on Life’s Terms,” if you will.  To be clear, accepting is not agreeing with the situation, but rather accepting what the situation is so that we can address it in a helpful way.  Acceptance becomes “Radical” when we are able to accept the situation completely, body, mind and soul. Read more

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Sometimes You Have to Jump.

Jumping is great. But terrifying.  When you jump a horse, there are many things that have to take place in order to …

Tea for You!

In today’s fast-paced world, it often feels as though we don’t have any time for ourselves.  Mindfulness …

The Language(s) of Love

We all want to be wanted.  It feels good.  But any time you have two humans together, there is room for confusion, …