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What It Takes To Be Real: This Is “My” Brave

This is a story about being brave in a different way – by letting others more fully into my own mental struggles. To actually be the real me. And it involves letting others see me cry. I’ve cried when I’ve felt loss or grief, or when others I care about have experienced loss....

Gratitude and Grief: For My Brother Adam

This week I’m getting ready to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. And I love Thanksgiving. I didn’t have much to do with creating or cooking many of my childhood feasts, except trying to perfectly fold the napkins, a chore assigned to me by my fairly exacting mother. Or bring my heavily...

What Gets In The Way of Good Listening SelfWork #155

This week I had an interview with Dr. Rami Wehbi who’s host of the podcast Beyond Medicine and a fabulous listener. That particular experience led me to talk about what gets in the way of good listening. I chose three dynamics of the numerous ones that are out there: making assumptions,...

Making Motivation Happen: SelfWork #154

Depression can steal your sense of vitality. Your “get up and go” or your motivation to reach goals that mean something to you can disappear. It’s called anhedonia — basically the lack of pleasure in (or motivation for) activities that used to mean something to you or to...

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

Perfectionism with an inner constant critic. 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 problems you might have. Do these...

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