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Exploring ideas related to life, relationships, spirituality and mental health.

Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

The stories of our life will frame the potential for self-care or self-harm, resilience or fragility, setting us up for an array of behavior that can support one or the other. Untruths What doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle...

Finding Values in Every Behavior

Finding Values in Every Behavior

Ever wondered what behavior was all about? Here we explore Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the relational structure of Values - Narrative - Behavior, the guiding philosophy taught at Life Weavings through therapy and coaching. Challenging the usual...

Anxiety is Obnoxious and Mindful Acceptance Can Help

Anxiety is Obnoxious and Mindful Acceptance Can Help

The old saying that nothing stays the same except death and taxes is about as useless during tax season as it is when faced with a global pandemic. Both situations induce anxiety to varying degrees and both are subject to change given the degrees of governmental...

Sleep is the Cornerstone of Healthy Habits

Sleep is the Cornerstone of Healthy Habits

It all starts with sleep.  How you finish your day determines how you start your day. A good night’s sleep is the cornerstone of healthy habits and healthy habits are the foundation of self-care.   No matter what your objectives are, it is...

The Secret to Self-Care

The Secret to Self-Care

I don't know about you but I am always surprised by how difficult I find it to maintain my self-care routine. I know how much better I feel when I do 30 minutes of cardio or 30 minutes of mobility exercise (which is stretching/strength training in motion), and...

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

The game of 'telephone' was great for giggles when a pre-teen. However, the real-life effects of communication failures as adults rarely get the same response. Certainly the consequences tend to be larger and often longer-lasting, especially when attempting to have...

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

I recently had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Jared Levenson from "Eating Enlightenment" for a podcast interview. We covered a lot of topics, including shame, it's relationship to eating disorders, religious ideology and my own journey from fundamentalism...

Losing Sight of the Real You

Losing Sight of the Real You

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's face. Frightened? Confused? Wondering whether you're dreaming? The level of concern here connects us to why we get frustrated when other people don't seem to see us accurately. We act in an 'as if' universe,...

Pathologizing Human Behavior

Pathologizing Human Behavior

There is much research noting how, when it comes to bad behavior, we excuse our own by pointing to external variables and blame internal unchanging qualities for others. Further, we like to give rationales for all behavior, to place each exhibit into a personally...