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 (You Get the Gist): Why Exactly Did I Write A Book?

Writing a book is the hardest and most labor-intensive task I’ve ever accomplished. And sometimes, while I was deep in the throws of its creation, I would wonder why I was doing it, even though I was so passionate about its message. What did I really hope would...

217 SelfWork: When Brothers and Sisters Abuse One Another

Trigger Warning: If you choose to listen to this episode on sibling sexual abuse, please keep your own self-care in mind. I’ll have international sexual abuse hotline numbers in the show notes: But the US hotline is  1-800-656-4673. Sibling sexual abuse is a complex...

SelfWork: You Get the Gist… Kudos to Athletes Challenging Stigma

Today I’m starting some segments that will feature what’s going on in the news about mental health. I’ll touch on my thoughts and responses – So you’ll get the gist. Less than five minutes and hopefully packed with information. Today’s You Get the Gist is about...

173 SelfWork: What’s New with Perfectly Hidden Depression?

Just because I’ve written a book about perfectly hidden depression (PHD)  doesn’t mean that I’m through with learning about it. With each person that I’ve heard from, or has joined my practice because of my writing about PHD, or from the podcast hosts that have been...