Lipstick, Lotion and Lashes. Do They Tell Your Entire Story?

Lipstick, Lotion and Lashes. Do They Tell Your Entire Story?

Last week, Shelby Lambidonis did a simple thing, or so it might’ve seemed to her. She revealed what has been underneath her bright smile, infectious laugh and beautifully applied lipstick. She risked telling her truth – her entire story. Thus far, her...
027 SelfWork: Anxiety, My Mom and Prescription Drug Abuse

027 SelfWork: Anxiety, My Mom and Prescription Drug Abuse

http://traffic.libsyn.com/drmargaretrutherford/027_SelfWork_AnxietyMyMomPrescDrugAddiction.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS“My mother was many things — lovely, talented, and she had a prescription drug addiction.”...
What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

Last night, I spoke, along with ten others, about mental illness. Not in a, “Oh, that might happen to someone you love” type way. Nor was I using my professional status as a psychologist to discuss symptoms and treatment. It was the “This Is My...
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Even though people with Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) are actively masking their pain, with enough stress, defenses start to break down. The mask that you wear on a daily basis — the one that hides vulnerabilities and secrets that you keep —  is...