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Are We Losing Our Manners? How To Confront Social Anxiety

My husband and I threw a Super Bowl party many years ago. We ought to have known better. Most of our friends weren’t football geeks, like us. We’d invited about 30 people, and set up an extra TV in our living room. Our son, around 5 at the time, had created a colorful poster which was...

064 SelfWork: What Could Be Causing Your Procrastination?

Procrastination can be a huge problem, with shame over things not accomplished or put off being a problem between parents and children, husband and wives, or supervisors and employees. But there’s more than one reason why it’s happening, and understanding that reason can guide the way...

What Could Be The Best Valentines Gift You Could 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...

When Your Marriage Has Turned Into A Business: 7 Healing Ideas

There are thousands of couples whose marriage has turned into a business. Don’t get me wrong. All couples are running a business. There’s the business of household chores, of coordinating kids’ schedules or work trips out of town, of paying bills, or of taking care of aging...

060 SelfWork: Unmasking The Pain Of Perfectly Hidden Depression

As promised, today’s episode is about peeling off the mask of Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD). Thousands of you have listened to the episodes on PHD, and I’d love to hear from you personally. Email me confidentially so I can learn more from you!  This episode covers basic steps of...

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How To Take Off The Mask Of Perfectionism

Perfectionism. Over-responsibility. Discounting painful emotion or past trauma. Chastising yourself if you’re not counting your blessings. Always being there for others, but sharing very little of who you really are, or what actual problems you might have. These are five of the ten traits of...

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