Why You Shouldn’t Say “But”

It’s a simple, three letter word that most of us use regularly in daily conversation. “I didn’t want to go at first, but I had a nice time.” “He seemed really nice, but I didn’t like the way he dressed.” “We were originally going to go to the movies, but then she changed our plansContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Say “But””

Opposite Action

For every action there is a reaction, for every mistake there are repercussions, and every emotion has it’s antithesis. Too often we listen to our hearts and end up burned, and too often do our immediate responses to a situation cause more trouble than we had in the first place. A burst of anger, aContinue reading “Opposite Action”

On Being Yourself and Making Good Choices

Just because you are one thing does not mean you are not another. We are complex beings with a range of thoughts and emotions that can often contradict each other- but that does not mean they are not all equally valid. This the central idea of my favorite type of therapy- DBT, or Dialectical BehavioralContinue reading “On Being Yourself and Making Good Choices”

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