How To Deal With The Fear Of Judgment: The Gifts of Vulnerability

When I first moved back to Arkansas, there were facts about my life I didn’t want others to know. I’d grown up in a small town in southern Arkansas, where everybody knew everything about everybody. And I wasn’t relishing moving from Dallas, where...

The Gifts Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a gift you give to yourself. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being scared, nor is it admitting defeat. In fact, knowing and accepting your vulnerability is actually insight into your strengths. Why? Because you can get really good at...

How To Understand When You Love Someone With Recurrent Depression

Patricia brought her husband, Dan, into therapy a couple of years ago, ”Can you try to help him understand what it feels like to have depression? He thinks I could stop the cycle if I was more positive, or exercised more.” Patricia worked at a huge church, where...

What Pushes Your Buttons? How To Manage Your Insecurity

During my years in elementary school and well into junior high, while the other kids were in gym class or at lunch, I had to go home. I had a neurological problem that made it dangerous for me to be too physically active or get too hot, and so my mom picked me up in...

How To Build Self-Acceptance When You’re Fighting Depression

What does depression feel like? Andrew Solomon, a journalist and author who has suffered with severe depression wrote, “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” The self you’ve known yourself to be has either vanished...