301 SelfWork: What Is Emotional Incest?

What’s emotional incest? (Please be aware that you could be triggered by this episode if abuse is in your past and I’ll share links to help lines.) It’s not the same as sexual incest – but can certainly cause its own type of damage. It falls within the dynamic of...

Five Commitments To Yourself If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Narcissism. That word gets thrown around a good deal these days to describe someone who’s self-absorbed, highly confident, or abrasive. These may be annoying personality traits, but they aren’t the definition of narcissism. So what is a true narcissist? And what...

Three Ideas on Coping With Grief and Loss

When you get divorced, people generally ask how you’re doing for a few weeks. If your father suddenly dies, the next month will be full of notes from people who knew him and loved him. If your oldest child has been diagnosed with autism, people who’ve...

Kids Are Getting More Depressed. Ten Things You Can Do.

This post was originally published in 2017 after I watched the first season of 13 Reasons Why, which has gone on to have three more seasons. I wish I could say kids and teenagers are less depressed today than then, but unfortunately that’s not the case. The...