Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I last posted and bit longer since I shared the previous "Recovery Resources" (Emotional Awareness), so here we are with the next update in the series - Distress Tolerance. As I previously mentioned, these posts are primarily a way for me to reflect on the DBT skills [...]
Personal growth isn't rewriting your history or changing the inherent essence of who you are but it can feel just as scary. Denying that I have a problem might have temporarily sheltered me from this fear, but also prevented me from realizing my strengths I could use to help me through it.
Hi everyone! In honour of eating disorder awareness week, I recently posted on instagram sharing some coping strategies relevant to my own current stage of recovery - dealing with weight gain and body changes. Let me first clarify that it is not only completely okay, but also incredibly common, for gaining weight not to be a [...]
Prompted by today's word of the day. Mental illness is usually associated with misleading thought patterns that have left well-worn tracks in our brain. Oftentimes however, we take those paths simply because they're easier at this point and we don't notice the opposing evidence. Recognizing our cognitive faux-pas can be difficult, and making a habit [...]
Pingback “You can’t love anybody else until you love yourself” Lets be honest, we’ve likely all seen or heard this statement somewhere. Personally, I never really stopped to consider it until recently. Which brings us to the reason for today’s post – I’m here to tell you why I disagree. First of all, I took [...]
As is often the nature of mood disorders, our thought patterns can get the best of us. Recognizing our vulnerabilities allows us to shift our attributions away from self-blame & helps us consider the broader circumstance that we’re often too quick to dismiss when we look through the lens of our disorder. Similar to how [...]