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Another Contributing Idea: Distress Tolerance Application

In life, it’s often the little things that matter and that end up making the most difference.  I am a big drinker of Zevia soda (this isn’t a promo for them, but in brief, I turned to it from Diet Coke years ago because I no longer wanted to consume aspartame and caffeine, and theirs […]

Start off the New Year with DBT Skill of Contributing

We recently talked about the important role of self-care in our well being, and I continue to maintain that this is a priority.  While we are doing doing that, we can still serve others, but from a place of feeling like our own cup is full, or in the example of air travel, that our own oxygen mask […]

Couponing to Contribute: A DBT Distress Tolerance Skill Application In Real Life

As emotionally sensitive people, we often think that when we do something, we must do it big…fantastically…brilliantly, and with all of our effort, every single time.  The fact is, this is not always the case, and it’s a lot of pressure to put on oneself if you’re feeling down and distressed. Sometimes, when feeling like […]

How Can I Help You (And Help Myself)? | DBT Distraction Skill of Contributing

Have you ever noticed how doing something kind, thoughtful, or helpful for someone else when you’re in an emotional funk can also make YOU feel better?  That’s the topic of this blog post. In her immensely helpful DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) companion workbook Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Dr. Linehan (the founder […]