050 SelfWork: Is Perfectly Hidden Depression Real?

050 SelfWork: Is Perfectly Hidden Depression Real?

Could you be functioning well -in fact “perfectly” in many ways — and underneath it all, be hiding pain, loneliness or even suicidal thoughts? Dr. Margaret’s term for this is Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD), a syndrome of behaviors that can...
045 SelfWork: Self-Compassion. What It Is And Why It’s Vital

045 SelfWork: Self-Compassion. What It Is And Why It’s Vital

Dr. Margaret received a fascinating question from a listener recently. “How do I learn to feel my feelings, when I’ve been suppressing them for years?” The key is self-compassion, and it’s vital in healing from depression, anxiety or what I...
040 SelfWork: Depression, Suicide And Your Cell Phone

040 SelfWork: Depression, Suicide And Your Cell Phone

The rate of suicide is increasing dramatically in the United States as well as internationally, both in teenagers and in midlife. As this is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the US, Dr. Margaret discusses this cultural shift, quoting the fascinating work of...
035 SelfWork: Four Steps To Heal From Parental Abuse

035 SelfWork: Four Steps To Heal From Parental Abuse

No one has a “say” in the kind of parents we had. Some are lucky, and have parents who loved them deeply and cared for them in a healthy way. Many are not so lucky, and have to deal with very painful memories, the emotions that stem from them, and how...