10 Insightful Quotes About Recovery

“My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life doesn’t have to come last.” “Live less out of habit, and more out of intent.” “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop.” “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that did not work.” 10 Insightful Quotes About Recovery

Feel the Feeling

Today was a roller coaster ride of emotions. From sadness and anger to joy and contentment. I started the day off feeling lonely and sad. Something that helps me when I have an unwanted feeling is to journal about it. I try to feel the feeling. That allows me to accept it. Once accepted, it Feel the Feeling

How I Turned my Day Around

Yesterday morning I woke up feel lonely and sad. I applied REST and decided to relax about it. REST stands for: Relax and take a step back. Evaluate the situation. Set an intention. Take action while being mindful. I figured I felt lonely because I wasn’t sure what I would do with my day. So How I Turned my Day Around


Welcome to my site. This is my personal blog on mental health and using DBT. I discovered DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) a few years ago and enjoyed using tools like mindfulness and meditation. Over the past year, I have learned more about DBT and now try to apply the skills to my daily life. The Welcome

7 Little Changes with Your Affirmations that will Make a Big Difference

Affirmations are positive statements about ourselves and the life we want to live.  They help uplift our spirits,  keep us focused on goals and bring about change.  When we’re feeling better and in a state of problem-solving, we attract solutions to our difficulties which lead to better health, wealth, productivity and relationships.  The following list 7 Little Changes with Your Affirmations that will Make a Big Difference

Barry Neil Kaufman

“If we become uncomfortable in any given moment, we can look at a flower, a pebble in the street or the tire on our car and be grateful. We can gaze at a person in the distance or at a cloud in the sky and be appreciative. We can smile at a stranger, hug someone Barry Neil Kaufman