Today we’re talking about mindfulness and how to use this practice to address your own tendencies toward shame and perfectionism. This episode is sponsored by and there’s a free trial offer for you today! What exactly is the difference between experiencing shame (or any emotion for that matter…) and being mindful of that emotion? And how does mindfulness actually help? Dr. Margaret stresses, once again, what you can do about it — and mindfulness is one of those practices that you can begin using right now to help you cope better and feel more competent.

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The book Dr. Margaret is recommending:  The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, 


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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.

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