Building Your Own Wellness Toolkit: WRAP + DBT Diary Cards

One of the frustrating things about more traditional approaches to mental health is the emphasis on ‘working the program’ exactly as it’s prescribed. There is wisdom in many of the tools offered by the traditional mental health system. That said, most people who have been in recovery for a long time have necessarily experienced aContinue reading “Building Your Own Wellness Toolkit: WRAP + DBT Diary Cards”

“Beginner’s Mind” or “Mindfulness for People Who Hate Meditation”

I stopped making almost any art for about 10 years. When I enrolled in community college, I took Drawing I my first semester. My teacher had the patient and attentive attitude of a blue-ribbon rose gardener. She encouraged us to adopt a growth-oriented mindset. She wanted us to view challenges and failures as opportunities toContinue reading ““Beginner’s Mind” or “Mindfulness for People Who Hate Meditation””

What’s wrong With him?

While attending one of my classes recently as the professor was teaching her lecture, a student asked a question. The question was about the different types of  intravenous ports and other methods that are utilized for long-term treatments such as dialysis. This question led the professor to ask one of the other students in theContinue reading “What’s wrong With him?”

A Poem on Healing

Well, here we go. A hand reaches out from the abyss a voice enters my mind “allow me to become one with you.” “let’s transcend this reality together” “a reality created by us, through us” … we long for a new Earth yet many of us do not seek within to change learn to liveContinue reading “A Poem on Healing”