How to Learn Emotional Self-Control and Healthy Communication

There’s a simple mantra out there that can really help with self-control. Especially emotional self-control. It’s, “Respond not react.” Sounds easy, right? It’s not. Learning how to control your reactions to what’s being said or...

Understanding And Overcoming Procrastination

“Hey, did you get that paper done?” “No, I didn’t finish yet…” “Did you remember to call the doctor?” “Yeah, but I couldn’t find the number…” These are conversations we have every day. Sometimes...

A Surprising Way To Help Your New Years Resolution Stick

It’s the time of year when people are talking about New Year’s resolutions. We search with renewed energy for the determination to change behaviors that make us unhappy. And maybe you are successful; maybe this is the year that you’ll maintain that...

Celebrating Life. A Post About Grief And Gratitude

This is a special weekend for me. I’m headed to my hometown to be with my brothers and their wives. It’s the day, a decade ago, when my mother died, and then my father a week later. I’ve written about their lives and their deaths before. My mom, a...

045 SelfWork: Self-Compassion. What It Is And Why It’s Vital

Dr. Margaret received a fascinating question from a listener recently. “How do I learn to feel my feelings, when I’ve been suppressing them for years?” The key is self-compassion, and it’s vital in healing from depression, anxiety or what I...