SelfWork’s 100th episode is coming up! And I’m celebrating by welcoming more of your questions — so ask away and we’ll focus #100 on you!

Today’s SelfWork is about bitterness, an emotion where both anger and hatred reside. People who are swallowed up in it can certainly have been hurt or scarred in some way. But their choice is to live behind a wall of bitterness — and live there day after day. Their pain can eat them up but it can have a cruel impact on all around them. Sometimes we struggle to stand up to that kind of intensity when in a bitter person’s presence. We’re going to talk about how bitterness can look — everything from gender bashing to stereotyping – and include one amazing story of a man who chose forgiveness – and the impact it had on his life and others.

The listener email for today is from someone who wants to talk with her therapist about Perfectly Hidden Depression but is unclear how to do it.

Important links:

An article about  the pressure to conform.

An amazing story about a bicyclist who chose forgiveness.


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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