The 3 Most Important Gifts to Give

Not done with your shopping yet? Here are three gifts to give this season: kindness, compassion, and acceptance. In the months leading up to Christmas, people start searching for just the perfect gift to give people on their list. Do we buy a new sweater for dad? A video game for our son? New running … More The 3 Most Important Gifts to Give

Finding Contentment

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu Seeking Health and Happiness One Day at a Time. Marcy Berg is a writer and therapist living in the Pacific Northwest and Exploring thoughts on mental health, wellness, … More Finding Contentment

Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance

One of my favorite DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) concepts is Radical Acceptance. It speaks to accepting something as it is, right now. Radical Acceptance reminds me of the title of an old movie ‘The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.”  It’s about letting go, not fighting against what is, and allowing things to be as they … More Embracing Radical Self-Acceptance

Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)

Wellness is a holistic way of managing life. When health permeates every part of the human experience, wellness is present. The National Wellness Institute ( identifies six dimensions of wellness including: Emotional Occupational Physical Social Intellectual Spiritual As we move into this new year and look forward to what will unfold for us, focusing on … More Creating a Culture of Wellness: Emotional Wellness (Part 1)