Self-Development

How To Let Go of Your Kids

By now, I have ridden many waves of transition from hands-on mom to empty nest mom, or NestAche mom, as I prefer to call it. From, “Mom, will you take us to the pool?” to, “Mom, I’m not going to be here for dinner, but can some guys come over later?” to, “Mom, you know I’m not coming home spring break. Right?”  The last was asked with a tender, somewhat tenuous smile as he put his arm around m

Emotionally Preparing for an Empty Coop

I wish I had a nickel for every time someone had warned me against the dreaded “empty nest” during my son’s last in high school. Was I prepared?  How were my husband and I going to manage, especially given that we had only been blessed with one of the little bundles?

Bingeing Or Comfort Eating? Five Ways For Comfort Eating To Stay Comfortable

I have two distinct memories that involve eating. One horrified me, the other brought a sense of being understood.

I, like most others, had a small fridge in my dorm room in college. I was beginning to develop anorexia, but hadn’t a clue at the time. I was eating less and less, and receiving all kinds of accolades for becoming thin.

022 SelfWork: How To Not Hate Your Body

Eating disorders and body image problems are rampant in our culture, with good reason. We are pummeled with images of the “acceptable” body, which is much younger, fitter, and probably...

020 SelfWork: Why Risk Vulnerability?

Vulnerability is the presence of a sensitivity, a painful hurt or a struggle. In this episode of SelfWork, Dr. Margaret explores how recognizing your vulnerability is pragmatically important in...

Staying Positive In A Vulnerable World

We came close to having a terrible accident driving to the airport this morning. It was pitch black. The rain was coming down in torrents. Huge bolts of lightning were striking the hills in front of...

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