When you’re trying to move out of depression, negativity and “feeling stuck” — feeling hopeless about change — can be your worst enemies. How do you get your energy going outward instead of imploding inward? It’s often not easy. Here’s a simple exercise that can help you do just that. Even if you’re not depressed, but simply feeling like your life is at a standstill, this exercise may be able to move you forward.

Today’s listener email is from someone who found the courage to end her relationship with an abusive parent, but has found that her new husband doesn’t protect her from what she perceives as abuse from his own parents, her new in-laws.

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