You are allowed to change your mind.

Allowed to Change

This seems pretty obvious, but when you’re stuck in black and white thinking, it can be hard to realize that you are allowed to change your mind. You can express one opinion one day, and then say something different the next day. That’s not being inauthentic. That’s being […]

Body scan rather than body check

Body Scan

Body scanning is a component of mindful meditation. During a body scan, you focus on your breath and focus your attention on each body part being scanned while visualizing the breath penetrating and relaxing the body part. Compare that to body checking, which often includes trying on various […]

9 Tips For Reducing Grocery Shopping Anxiety

For those of us with anxiety, shopping can be a miserable experience. For those of us with food anxiety, grocery shopping can sometimes feel impossible. Grocery stores no longer simply sell groceries, they are now Supermarkets which sell just about everything you could possibly need. That’s great for one-stop shopping, but all those choices can feel entirely overwhelming.

Half smile, breathe

Half Smile

I always found DBT to be kind of silly (but so useful). After all, it’s all things we likely already know. For instance, if you’re really feeling like curling up in a ball and crying, try a half or forced smile and breathe through it. Did that help […]