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Are You As Grown Up As You Think You Are? Four Steps to Take A Look

What does it mean to feel grown up? Feeling mature perhaps, or decisive. Knowing that you’ve figured some things out — that you’re no longer following more adolescent impulses. You can be more objective about yourself and others.  Maybe it means feeling competent to take care of...

161 SelfWork: How Does Therapy Work?

What happens in therapy that can be helpful? How does it work? These are basic questions that were brought to my attention during my recent interview with Lewis Howes on his podcast The School of Greatness. He and his team bring what they consider “great” ideas and ways of being to his listeners....

SelfWork 160: The Sexless Marriage. Is There A Way Back?

Welcome to 2020 and more SelfWork! First, thank you to everyone who’s purchased Perfectly Hidden Depression and left reviews. Those show up on Amazon as a verified purchase and are extremely important, offering even more validity. So if you’ve been reading PHD, and when you’re done, two sentences...

A Surprising Way To Help Your New Years Resolution Stick

It’s the time of year when people are talking about New Year’s resolutions. You search with renewed determination to change behaviors that make you unhappy; maybe you’re successful and this will be the year that you’ll maintain that resolve. If so, that’s wonderful. But if...

When Tragedy Happens: How to Fight Helplessness

A horrible tragedy happened this week in my hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Not all of the details are known, especially not the “why.” But a young police officer was murdered while sitting in his patrol car in back of the station, preparing for his late night shift and waiting for...

Dr. Margaret’s Book Now Available!

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I'm thrilled to announce my new podcast has earned over three quarter of a million downloads! Join thousands of subscribers and tune into SelfWork. It's available here on the website under the tag "SelfWork"  and for subscription on iTunes. We talk about similar things as here, but go even further in-depth. Hope you'll join those who listen weekly!

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