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205 SelfWork: How to Build Your Own Self-Confidence

A  few weeks ago, a patient looked at me and said, “I realized that what I needed  – I’d had all along. It’s like the ruby red slippers. You simply have to know their power and your own power.” I haven’t been able to get that notion out of my head since that session. We all have the capacity...

204 SelfWork: The Masks of Masculinity; A Conversation with Lewis Howes

Trigger Alert: This episode discusses childhood sexual abuse, so please listen with care. Movember is a movement whose focus is to raise concern and awareness about the state of men’s health, both medical and mental, in the United States. I myself have seen firsthand how extremely difficult...

Ten Questions To Ask If You’re In A Codependent Relationship

Codependent. You’ve probably heard people describe themselves or others as “codependent;” it’s a commonly used term these days. But what exactly is codependency? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or somewhere in the middle? There are many different definitions, and many...

038 SelfWork (Second Time Around): Kindness Matters

I originally wrote this in July of 2016 in the wake of natural disasters, shootings, and tragedies overseas. I’m offering it again to you today with a few nods to what we are going through together as the world faces this pandemic. I wish you all well. I sat down to write early this morning, and...

Three Ideas on How To Cope With The Loneliness of Loss

These days a lot of us are lonelier than ever with the social isolation the pandemic has brought. If you’re experiencing grief of any sort on top of this, then your loneliness is likely all the more acute. We’ve updated this post with the hope that it will help you with whatever loss...

Dr. Margaret’s Book Now Available!

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