David Teachout
Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

Self-Care Instead of Self-Harm

The stories of our life will frame the potential for self-care or self-harm, resilience or fragility, setting us up for an array of behavior that can support one or the other. Untruths What doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle...

Finding Values in Every Behavior

Finding Values in Every Behavior

Ever wondered what behavior was all about? Here we explore Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) through the relational structure of Values - Narrative - Behavior, the guiding philosophy taught at Life Weavings through therapy and coaching. Challenging the usual...

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

Getting Buy-In for a Vision

The game of 'telephone' was great for giggles when a pre-teen. However, the real-life effects of communication failures as adults rarely get the same response. Certainly the consequences tend to be larger and often longer-lasting, especially when attempting to have...

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

Weaving A Story of Food and Acceptance

I recently had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Jared Levenson from "Eating Enlightenment" for a podcast interview. We covered a lot of topics, including shame, it's relationship to eating disorders, religious ideology and my own journey from fundamentalism...

Losing Sight of the Real You

Losing Sight of the Real You

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's face. Frightened? Confused? Wondering whether you're dreaming? The level of concern here connects us to why we get frustrated when other people don't seem to see us accurately. We act in an 'as if' universe,...

Pathologizing Human Behavior

Pathologizing Human Behavior

There is much research noting how, when it comes to bad behavior, we excuse our own by pointing to external variables and blame internal unchanging qualities for others. Further, we like to give rationales for all behavior, to place each exhibit into a personally...