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103 SelfWork: Seven Frank Tips For Getting Along with Family

Today we’ll be focusing on what you have control over when you’re with family for the holiday season and I’ll offer seven pretty frank and real-time tips on how to manage your own. We can all hear the same tips over and over about not forgetting to maintain good self-care, don’t eat every dessert...

102 SelfWork: How Do You Feel Your Feelings?

Many people have trouble with connecting with their feelings. I’ve talked a lot about PHD – and certainly those folks have many intense feelings well hidden away. But it’s not only in PHD that this can occur. Many times, I’ve watched someone on the verge of letting go, of allowing an emotion to...

How To Step Away From Paralyzing Shame

At the age of 34, I didn’t think I’d ever live down my shame. I’d struggled through a chaotic ten years. I’d ended two marriages, both for different reasons. Yet, the thread between them was me. I was struggling to even think of myself as a good person because of the voice that...

100 SelfWork: Celebrating #100! And It’s All About You!

Today is a huge celebration with the 100th Episode of SelfWork! You are the reason that SelfWork is going strong. You’re writing in questions. You’re letting friends and family know that SelfWork is helping you. You’re leaving ratings and reviews. I cannot be grateful enough for...

Three Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

At thirteen years old, I decided I was going to shave my legs, all the way up to my mid-thigh. I felt quite adult and dangerously risqué. My mother was mortified and told me, “You’ll regret it forever.” At the time, I took her comment quite superficially. “You are just...

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,...

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