In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb

March is notorious for being a month of unpredictable weather.  We’re never quite sure if we will have winter or spring.  Some early spring flowers pop right through the snow, determined to have their season regardless of the temperature or conditions.  March represents a real dialect – the promise of longer days and warmer temps [...]

March 21st, 2018|Tags: , |

Do I have to Meditate to be Mindful?

Living in the present moment with acceptance and attention to what is might be described as living mindfully. Mindfulness is often misunderstood. Many believe it to be a meditation practice when actually, meditation is the practice of mindfulness. Meditation is simply a way to cultivate mindfulness in our lives, the true essence of which is [...]

July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Radical Acceptance of Winter’s Wrath

A list of ideas to practice being mindful through the fall season:

Observe and describe the colors of the leaves

Observe and describe the smell of apple pie baking

Observe and describe the taste of warm apple cider

February 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , |

Acceptance is Change and Change is Acceptance

In DBT we teach the skill of Radical Acceptance.  It is perhaps one of the most difficult skills to teach as acceptance is a subjective and personal experience.  It won’t be exactly the same for any two people.  This makes it difficult to teach as we can’t provide others with a trajectory for their individual [...]

July 14th, 2015|Tags: , , |

A Resolution of Acceptance

So it’s that time of year again.  Have you ever seen so many commercials for weight loss and exercise plans?  Time to quit smoking, keep a cleaner house, save money perhaps?  None of these are unreasonable goals, and most are with our best interest in mind.  The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they [...]

January 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , |