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119 SelfWork: Why Risk Telling Your Truth? Why Risk Vulnerability?

Vulnerability is a topic near and dear to my heart because I believe it’s so important to true change and growth. As prominent researcher and author Dr. Brené Brown says, “You can’t get to change without vulnerability.. period.” Vulnerability requires opening up, letting others in and...

Four Ways To Get Emotional Closure In A Relationship — By Yourself

I’ve been divorced twice. And there was no emotional closure either time. Neither parting was easy. There was a lot of hurt on both sides, and I shared in the responsibility of the failure of both marriages. I felt tremendous shame. Later, I hoped for some kind of closure. Both of those men...

118 SelfWork: The Incredible Power of Journaling

I was caught off guard the other day when in my FaceBook group, I asked them to journal about a specific topic, and someone wrote that they didn’t know what journaling was. So let’s talk about journaling. What is it? How is it helpful? Are there specific problems where journaling is...

How To Understand When You Love Someone With Recurrent Depression

Patricia brought her husband, Dan, into therapy a couple of years ago, ”Can you try to help him understand what it feels like to have depression? He thinks I could stop the cycle if I was more positive, or exercised more.” Patricia worked at a huge church, where she helped run their...

What Pushes Your Buttons? How To Manage Your Insecurity

During my years in elementary school and well into junior high, while the other kids were in gym class or at lunch, I had to go home. I had a neurological problem that made it dangerous for me to be too physically active or get too hot, and so my mom picked me up in the middle of the day to rest....

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