Understanding And Overcoming Procrastination

I told myself when we first quarantined that I’d clean out the bathroom drawer where I keep my hairdryer. It’s August and it’s still not cleaned out. Maybe this newly revamped episode should be entitled “Procrastination Meets Pandemic.”...

How To Forgive Yourself: Five Not So Simple But Important Steps

Most of us are spending more time alone these days, and that might be causing us to look back on past actions with regret. If you’re having a difficult time forgiving yourself for some of them, then this post is for you.   The word forgive has several...

189 SelfWork: My Story and The Cost of Battling for Control

Transparency about my own journey with mental health has been very important to me, especially since writing on social media. And I’ve named the illnesses that I’ve experienced: panic disorder and anorexia.  But I haven’t told my story. The “why” of either...

187 SelfWork: Can Certain Anxieties Worsen During Covid-19?

The answer to the title question is yes. Most of us who aren’t in denial about the seriousness of this pandemic are experiencing more anxiety.. We’re washing our hands more – careful about what we pick up or how we touch things – wearing masks or even face...

Real Men. More Suicide. What Will It Take For Men To Seek Help?

This post was originally written over five years ago. Sadly it’s more true today than it was even then. With all that we’re dealing with these past months worldwide, I fear things will only continue to get worse. Watching someone you love destroying...

184 SelfWork: Healing From Being Bullied

Warning: This episode uses examples from the lives of real people who’ve been bullied by their own parents and partners. So please listen with caution. Here are a couple of numbers, one for the sexual abuse textline in the US and one for the US National Suicide...