“I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.”  – Michel de Montaigne What do you really want? Take a moment to reflect on the things, people, and events in life that you want more than anything else. Allow…

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“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung Mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) infuse the concept of acceptance throughout treatment.  The idea behind acceptance is the notion of surrendering and opening yourself up to all aspects of your internal and external experience in their entirety.  This means…

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“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) enlists people to identify their most cherished values, set goals in accordance with those values, and then begin to direct their behavior towards reaching those goals.  One way of asking yourself a motivating question to…

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‎”Seek not to have that everything should happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and you will be serene.” – Epictetus We often find ourselves in situations that we would prefer not to be in.  Perhaps we “planned” on having a fun time and it turned out…

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“Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace.” – Epictetus For many people, the idea of opening their hearts and minds to painful or uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and sensations seems like the last thing they wish to…

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