227 SelfWork: Good Stuffing. Bad Stuffing. What’s the Difference?

Compartmentalization (sometimes called stuffing away feelings) is a healthy skill much of the time. And you can tell when people don’t have that skill. Their emotions govern their lives and their choices. Something unpleasant or unwelcome ruins their day or causes...

SelfWork YGTG: How Many Types of Narcissism Are There?

Today’s “You Get the Gist” explains the four different types of narcissism. All of them share the major features of a constant need for admiration, an unrealistic sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy, and great difficulty forming meaningful...

What Pushes Your Buttons? How To Manage Your Insecurity

From the first to about the eighth grade, while the other kids were socializing at lunch, my mom picked me up so I could go home and rest. I had a neurological problem that made it dangerous for me to be too physically active or get too hot, I hated it. Walking back...

Three Ways to Stop Body Bashing and Fight Self-Criticism

At thirteen years old, I decided I was going to shave my legs, all the way up to mid-thigh. I felt quite adult and dangerously risqué. My mother was mortified and told me, “You’ll regret it forever.” At the time, I took her comment quite...