Finding Meaning

finding meaning in lifeI read an article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend in which the author asked the question “What have you learned about what it means to be human?”

We’re all shaped by our past and our experiences.  We make sense of the world in different ways and find purpose in life through different means.

I know that my truth might be quite different than your truth.  But more often, I find that my truth is quite similar to yours, although my method of arriving there was different and unique to my experience. Continue reading “Finding Meaning” »

5 Simple Strategies to Survive Stress

tips for managing stress
Sometimes stress is unavoidable.  You can’t control everything in your world.  The economy, your relationships and health are all in part, out of your control.  As a result, you can find yourself in uncertain and stressful circumstances.

This stress may be the result of one event, but often it is multiple stressful events occurring at the same time that leave you feeling pressure.

DBT Distress Tolerance Skills are designed to help you survive crisis.  They are not meant as long term strategies to improve your life, but are essential skills to get your through that moment of crisis.  Strategies that can help you in times of intense stress include: Continue reading “5 Simple Strategies to Survive Stress” »