Grief and depression are hard enough to get through at any time of the year. Add the busy nature of the holidays, and that pain can be incredibly lonely to bear. In today’s podcast, Dr. Margaret gives tangible suggestions of both things to do, and recognitions to keep in mind, to help cope with either one or both of these emotional states. The difference between grief and depression is discussed, as well as practical suggestions on how to handle their various stages and cycles. Join Dr. Margaret today in her frank conversation about what you can do about the pain you feel, so that you can gather strength for the weeks to come.

Here are some surprising facts about grief mentioned in the podcast. Click here.

The post Dr. Margaret wrote on her own parents’ deaths at the holidays can be found here.

You can hear more about mental health and many other topics by listening to my podcast, SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. Subscribe to my website and receive one weekly newsletter including my weekly blog post and podcast! If you’d like to join my FaceBook closed group, then click here and answer the membership questions! Welcome!

My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

And there’s a new way to send me a message! You can record by clicking below and ask your question or make a comment. You’ll have 90 seconds to do so and that time goes quickly. By recording, you’re giving SelfWork (and me) permission to use your voice on the podcast. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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