144 SelfWork: Three Steps Toward Creating Motivation That Works

Getting motivated for change and maintaining that change can be tricky business. Willpower. Self-discipline. Focus.All are touted as necessary for achievement of your goals. But where does self-acceptance come into this? And what about understanding what’s...

Feeling Invisible and How To Confront The Shame You’ve Never Deserved

A lot of people feel invisible. And for many different reasons. What do I mean by “feeling invisible?” Like you don’t matter. As if you aren’t a vital part of things. As if you are being overlooked or seen only for what you can do instead of for who you are....

Empty Nesting Season: Letting Go A Little At A Time

My grandparents had a gorgeous old grandfather clock in their den where my grandmother rocked and knitted while my grandfather read his paper. I loved the deep, resonate sound it made every second of every day. Tick… Tock… Tick… Tock… That...

142 SelfWork: Is Depression Simply A Chemical Imbalance? Part 1

Can depression be explained simply as a chemical imbalance? The answer is a resounding “no.” I’m basing this episode on a very well-written article by a team at Harvard that offers understandable explanations of what researchers believe is going on...