All of us struggle with moments of distress. Suffering is part of what makes us human. While our bodies and minds are amazingly equipped to help us cope, it can be difficult to remember these innate resources during a moment of suffering. Luckily, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is here to lend a hand. Marsha Linehan, she … Continue reading DBT Skills: How to IMPROVE the Moment When You Are in Distress
This morning I woke up feeling pretty depleted from a packed week. Without much thought, I knew I would be heading into the woods, using nature to replenish my energy and sense of well- being. Turns out, the instinctual pull to nature is actually a Japanese process called shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing,” or … Continue reading Feeling Low? Try a Forest Bath.
It’s no secret that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging and stressful year for everyone. The pandemic, with its accompanying economic pressures, personal tragedies, and isolation from loved ones have contributed to our psyche in ways that, though felt, cannot yet be fully understood. When faced with stress, people turn to coping skills that are … Continue reading When Coping Becomes Addiction: Signs to Look For