A Note about “Life Hacks” A lot of what you read here will be advice you have seen elsewhere. I’m doing that on purpose. Almost all of what you need to be happier and function better in your life is stuff you already know. What you don’t know is how …

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From DBT: “What” Mindfulness Skills? This article includes information from DBT Skills Training Manual 2nd Edition pages 153-154 by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. The “what” mindfulness skills are the three core mindfulness skills from DBT that help you with what to do when your mind is out of control. They help you …

How to Use WHAT Skills Core Mindfulness from DBT Observe Describe Participate Read more »

What Are the Four “F”s of Fear? Those of us who live with PTSD and other anxiety disorders live with frequent, sometimes constant, fear. “The tiger in the tent” refers to the belief, deeply held in our basal ganglia, that we are in immediate danger. We use the four “F”s …

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Executive Function Pt 1: What Is It? As always, my busy life and my own executive function issues prevent same-day article and video publication. First, watch the video. It comes complete with my standard fidgeting with my fingers and rambling as I wander off my outline and back on again. …

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