• Letting Go of "Supposed to"

    Sometimes I feel like society (social media, advertisements, the news) is telling me what I’m “supposed to” do, look, and feel like… I am supposed to have one job and dislike it I am supposed to be exhausted at the end of the day I am supposed to be cellulite and fat free I am supposed to not have “me” time I am supposed to be productive every minute of every day I am supposed to be detoxing, dieting, or otherwise modifying my meals I am supposed to be Strong (with a capital S, and zero vulnerability) I am supposed to be emotionally-controlled at all times (zero tears, and no…

  • Radical Self Acceptance: How and Why to do it

    rad·i·cal ˈradək(ə)l/ adjective (especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough. Something I learned early on as a student of therapy is that you can have the best-laid plans for a session, but when it comes right down to it, you go where the client takes you; in this case, “the session” is this post and “the client” is my intuition. My plan was to get into a long post about radical self-acceptance, the definition of it, and blah blah blah (yawn)… Here is the short and sweet of it. Radical self-acceptance is the idea of accepting oneself wholly and completely;…