Mindfulness Practice

As a DBT therapist the practice of mindfulness exercises is a regular part of my daily routine. The way most of my consumers experience mindfulness when they first start looks a little like this: They picture themselves walking down the beach with a warm breeze enveloping them. “Oh I forgot to pull the meat out […]

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So, here’s the truth; Today I had a lousy day. Nothing specific happened, it was simply a yuck day. The kind of day where I could walk away and never look back. The kind that makes you want to run really fast to your car before you’re asked to do another training, more paperwork, or […]

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Mom woes

Day 1- Dontae: “Mom can I go outside to play ball?” Mom: “No we live too close to other houses you’ll break the window.” Day 2- Dontae: “Mom can I go outside to play baseball? I will be extra careful.” Mom: “No Bubbs, you will break the window. Play soccer instead.” Day 3- Dontae: “Mom, […]

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Inevitable Pain

She solemnly drives down the road. Her heart pained with what she is about to do. She feels uneasy, guilty, and somewhat ashamed, though she knows it is necessary. She’s definitely not in a hurry. She observes the trees, watches people pass by, and swallows the lump in her throat. She doesn’t want them to […]

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When it Rains it Pours

When it rains it pours. That’s the thought that I have for today. Simple. Salty. Shady. There are times in our lives that rain feels unbearable. The days when family picnics are planned, vows are being made, birthday parties are paid for, and convertibles are on the road. The moment the rain comes down, in […]

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I Bite Toes

I bite toes. Oh and sometimes other body parts, but definitely toes. Seriously. It’s like an ongoing joke with my family. My nieces and nephews are slightly intimidated by me. I have a hunch they think I’m going to eat them. I’ve never eaten toes. I just bite them. Sometimes, I even bite them a […]

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