Live a Skillfull Life

Karyn Hall
Gratitude

Gratitude

When you’re stressed, as many of us are now, gratitude is probably not on your list. Grateful for Aunt Mary who criticizes the way you dress? For your cousin who loves to tell you how great his life is going? For the difficult weather that

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Listening

Listening

One of the most important relationship skills is the ability to listen mindfully, According to Jon Kabat Zinn, this means to pay attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgement, Listening to another person in this way can be

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Relationship Mindfulness Infograph

Relationship Mindfulness Infograph

Relationship Mindfulness Info-graph.
Awareness of your thoughts, feelings and sensations. Own your emotions. Be Mindful of the other person. Pay attention on how you speak and interact with others.

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Only Four Things You Can Do

Only Four Things You Can Do

Life is full of wonderful moments. It’s also full of painful ones. There’s no choice about many of those painful moments, but how you handle the pain can add to or decrease the emotional suffering in your life.

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Values

Values

Living your values is part of creating long term pleasure and happiness. What are your core values? You may have many values, but what are your top 5?  If you would like some guidance, try this site.

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Implied Criticism: You’re Imagining Things!

Implied Criticism: You’re Imagining Things!

“Are you wearing that dress to dinner?”
My friend Amy can say that with just the right tone of voice. You know—the one that lets you know she is in disbelief that you would actually do such a horrible thing. But what happens if you

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Fear of Abandonment

Fear of Abandonment

Do you fear being abandoned? Many individuals who fear abandonment are anxious in relationships. You may struggle to express your feelings in an accurate way because of your fear of others’ reactions. In fact, expressing love and caring for others may be scary, because you don’t feel safe–you are never sure where you stand with others.

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Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is the acceptance that reality is what it is. It doesn’t mean you don’t work to change it. Acceptance doesn’t mean approval.  Acceptance is acknowledging or regaining facts that are true; conceding the facts.

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DEAR MAN

DEAR MAN

DEAR Man is a DBT skill for expressing what you want to someone else. I’ve found that DEAR Man also works for setting an intention, something you want from yourself. Setting an intention is

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