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How To Uninvite the Shoulds and the Musts from The Holidays

Perhaps it’s started for you. You may already feel like the expectations around the holidays are getting out of hand: family is looking forward to traditions, coworkers can’t wait for your famous cookies, friends are praising your amazing gift-wrapping abilities. It’s too much to...

310 SelfWork: Maybe It’s Depression. But Maybe It’s Not.

We’re going to talk about labels today  – and how the mental health world, its science, its leaders, and its language might be influencing us to over-pathologize what’s normal. Meaning that you can come to believe something is sick or wrong or abnormal when actually it IS normal when it’s...

Perfectly Hidden Depression And The Power of Loneliness

After watching the famous shower scene in Psycho, even the most stoic of us can feel a bit dubious the next time you step into yours.  But when you’re lonely and hiding pain from the world, sometimes that shower is the only place where your secrets are allowed to emerge. And it can be where...

Is It Depression Or The Winter Blues? Five Things To Do

Do you dread the leaves turning color? When you hear it’s going to reach only 50 degrees today, do you inwardly wince and yearn for warmer weather? Does your energy get zapped as the daylight wanes, and getting out of bed becomes increasingly difficult? If this rings familiar to you, perhaps...

308 SelfWork: Five Takeaways on The Need To Be Right

I began this episode thinking I’d talk about ten things I’d learned from being a therapist. But I realized that almost every one of them could be their own podcast episode!  Today we’ll focus on the first – not in importance, but the first that came to mind – perhaps connected with the zeitgeist...

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