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220 SelfWork: Careers That Kill: A Conversation with Dr. Adam Hill

This is the first in a series here on SelfWork about careers that can kill. Over the next few months, we’re going to interview people who are led to careers that hold within them the ever-increasing danger of suicidal ideation or suicide itself. Doctors, police officers, the military. We are...

SelfWork YGTG: Do Empaths Actually Exist? Here’s The Debate!

Today I’m sharing the work of Stacey Wright, a psychotherapist in Georgia whose work is frequently featured on The Mighty. She specializes in the treatment of highly sensitive people. I thought what she had to say was very clear in her latest article on The Mighty. And she further distinguishes...

Five Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

There’s an old saying — comparison is the thief of joy. You betcha. It’s one thing to actively participate in a competition, where you intentionally choose to make a huge individual or team effort in a contest. You either win or lose and being compared to others is baked into...

218 SelfWork: Explaining Hypnosis

Today in this episode sponsored by BetterHelp, we’re talking about hypnosis. Not only will I try to debunk the various myths there are out there about it, but help you understand exactly how it can work. I’ve been hypnotized several times myself and I’ll explain what I experienced.  I’ve also been...

Finding Your Purpose: The Best Valentines Gift You Can Give Yourself

In the second grade, I was elected “Valentine Queen” of my class. I wore a glittery paper crown all day long and dreamed of future ascensions. Miss Pine Bluff. Miss Arkansas. Miss America. I remember the surprising happiness that seeped inside of me, wondering finally (after all of...

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 happen as a result? Well, two...

How To Step Away From Paralyzing Shame

At the age of 34, I didn’t think I’d ever live down my shame. I’d struggled through a chaotic ten years. I’d ended two marriages –  for very different reasons. Yet I was acutely aware that the common thread between them was me. I was struggling to even think of myself as a...

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 and painful subject...

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