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Five Ways to Keep Fairy Tale Relationships From Becoming Nightmares

After a bad break up or a divorce, and your relationship is over, how often do you look back and wonder, “What was I thinking? How did I not see this coming? How did I ever think this was going to work out well?” It’s true of course that hindsight is 20-20. But what causes us to...

079 SelfWork: Perfectly Hidden. An Interview with Stuart Walker

Stuart Walker is a friend to all, the owner of two successful gyms in Arkansas, and a dad and father of three children, two of whom have autism and one with other disabilities and significant physical problems. And he was suicidal for months before he finally broke down and sought help. Stuart is...

Why Is Bipolar Disorder So Misunderstood?

When I say the word “bipolar,” what comes to your mind? Some of you may imagine someone like Robin Williams whose intense energy and rapid brilliance was so much a part of his public persona. His suicide has sparked much discussion of bipolar disorder, although that doesn’t seem...

078 SelfWork: Five Not-So-Simple Steps Toward Self-Forgiveness

“How can I forgive myself?” is a question I hear often as a therapist. We all can do things that we find more than difficult to forgive ourselves for, hurting people we care about or making a mistake that now carries guilt or shame. The opposite of this process is how people with...

How To Forgive Yourself: Five Not So Simple But Important Steps

The word forgive has several meanings. “To grant pardon… to absolve.. to give up all claim… to cease to feel resentment against…to cancel an indebtedness…” It becomes all the more complex when we’re talking about forgiving yourself. How do you know...

076 SelfWork: 10 Ways To Survive Infertility Treatment

Infertility treatment can be an exhausting and lonely journey. I went through it myself, and was blessed to conceive a son through in vitro fertilization. In today’s podcast, I’ll offer ten things that can help keep you sane and emotionally stable, even in the midst of feeling so out...

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