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How An Episode of Ally McBeal Woke Me Up Tonight

I was just so deeply, emotionally moved and brought to tears that I had to start writing while the experience was still fresh.  We all know that television shows are works of fiction, but most of us also know that if you bring together some magic ingredients like great acting, characters you love, and dramatic […]

Practicing Non-Judgment, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Contributing in the Real World

As I got out of my car to go make some copies for an important meeting tomorrow, a man with a grey, grown out beard and somewhat ragged clothing raced to open the door for me. I thanked him, and he walked away.  I noted how nice that was but didn’t give him much more […]

DBT Skills for Dissociation

I put my DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills to work today. Unfortunately, I experienced a panic attack and a couple of episodes of dissociation. The panic attack happened during a group exercise at the gym.  My impulse was to run from the room to “safety,” but I used Wise Mind to remind myself that I […]

Practicing Radical Acceptance & Non Judgment (DBT Skills) With the Weather

Lately I’ve been wanting to apply the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) skills of Radical Acceptance  and Non-Judgment to the moodiness that I often experience at night.  It’s been challenging. Today, Life gave me the opportunity to see how to put the skill into practice.  I love warm weather and sunny skies. I also enjoy an […]

DBT | Practicing the “Non-Judgmentally” Emotion Regulation Skill

I had the opportunity to practice the DBT Emotion Regulation skill of Non-Judgment today in a tangible way that actually made sense. I’ve been under a lot of stress lately, and for days, I’ve been fantasizing about just spending a weekday lazing around, hanging out in bed, and not even leaving the house.The thoughts that […]