Today is a huge celebration with the 100th Episode of SelfWork! You are the reason that SelfWork is going strong. You’re writing in questions. You’re letting friends and family know that SelfWork is helping you. You’re leaving ratings and reviews. I cannot be grateful enough for all the support, encouragement and caring that have come my way. You keep me excited to offer what I hope are motivating ideas, to seek out meaningful and exciting interview subjects, and to provide enrichment and a deepening of your understanding of your own life and of your relationships with others. I continue to be honored by your participation.

And today is all about you! I’m answering six of your emails and the questions are quite varied. The topics are: How to stop using the childhood strategies you created; What you can do about the severe effect being a parent can have on anxiety; One woman’s journey with Perfectly Hidden Depression and what led to her to break down and get help; How to cope with the emotional toll of infertility; A question about how a couple can handle alcoholism, AA and Alanon, and last; One woman’s struggle with overeating and shame. She asks, “Why can’t I stop?”

So welcome to Episode 100! And there will be more to come!


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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