Sorry for the long absence. When I find a good way to write about it while still maintaining appropriate professional boundaries (a good topic right there) I will. In the mean time, my basic approach is in the title, and I’m including a link which outlines the basics. Fortunately, keeping it simple is, in fact, simple. If you go to the link, be sure to watch the video that’s embedded there. In about two minutes it’s laid out.
Part of my approach to wellness has been that we may not be able to do away with bad things in our lives– a history of trauma, chronic disease (The two can be related) or the natural losses that we all suffer as we go through life, but we do have control over whether or not we get enough sleep, better food, or exercise, or touch base with other people. When we take actions– mostly very small, immediate actions– no one can take this away. If I go for a walk, I know I did it. If I eat a piece of fruit instead of a piece of candy, I know I did it. And so on. Take care of yourself.