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099 SelfWork: Three Hurdles in Fighting the Black Dog of Depression

Fighting depression can take courage, persistence and support. It can be created by so many events or experiences and it can wear so many faces, that there isn’t one path toward healing. That healing will be unique to you. Episode 099 focuses on three common hurdles — three decisions...

When Mom Is Emotionally Unstable. Seven Ways To Heal.

Mom. For many this word brings with it childhood memories of feeling safe while being tenderly tucked into bed, of band-aids and hugs when you scraped your knee, or wise advice given when you fell in love for the first time. You watched your mom and learned from her; she was committed to family,...

098 SelfWork: The Devastating Power of Secrets Within A Relationship

Secrets can be devastating within a relationship. But it’s possible to work through them – with time and lots of effort. Yet what if your partner, who lost your trust for some reason, refuses to talk any more about it? You ask for therapy and they say no. What if the distrust is brushed under the...

Three Hurdles in the Fight With the Black Dog of Depression

Depression. It has many ways that it can be created — years of abuse, a debilitating illness, a child with a drug problem, divorce, the death of someone you love, neglect, bullying, discrimination, never feeling adequate. The list goes on and on. It has many faces. Agitation, anxiety, anger,...

097 SelfWork: What Makes A Therapist Right For Me?

How do you know a therapist is the right one for you? Do you need someone who’s suffered the same loss or trauma as you? Or does it matter? Based on a great question from a listener, Dr. Margaret will be looking into what you might want to consider when you make your choice. The listener...

Seven Ways To Get Back To Being “In Love”

Being “in love.” I have heard so many people say, “I love her, but I’m not in love with her.” Or, “I don’t remember when it was I stopped loving my husband that way. But it’s gone.” Why does this happen to some couples and not others? Is it luck? Hard work? A choice?...

096 SelfWork: Tina Turner Takes A Seat: Aging and Attitude

Aging takes a great attitude. No matter what decade you’re living in, you can fear turning older or embrace it. We’ll especially be talking about healthy families and how each generation learns to grow and change with one another. So what does Tina Turner have to do with it?...

The Shame No One Talks About In Sexual Abuse

Note: If you’ve been sexually abused, this article may trigger a response — memories, anxiety, nightmares. Please read with care. “I’m so ashamed… I’ve never told anyone this.” Shame from sexual abuse can last far longer than any other damage. It seeps...

095 SelfWork: The Risks of Bitterness

SelfWork’s 100th episode is coming up! And I’m celebrating by welcoming more of your questions — so ask away and we’ll focus #100 on you! Today’s SelfWork is about bitterness, an emotion where both anger and hatred reside. People who are swallowed up in it can...

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