The Ten Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression

The Ten Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression

I’ve been writing for three years now about a syndrome called Perfectly Hidden Depression. These are people who are inwardly struggling with depression, at times severe depression. But others would never guess that they were. They can act both intentionally, but...
020 SelfWork: Why Risk Vulnerability?

020 SelfWork: Why Risk Vulnerability?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/drmargaretrutherford/020-SelfWork_RiskingVulnerability.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSVulnerability is the presence of a sensitivity, a painful hurt or a struggle. In this episode of SelfWork, Dr. Margaret...
Staying Positive In A Vulnerable World

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 us. Suddenly a small sedan to our left hydroplaned, and came...
The Gifts Of Vulnerability

The Gifts Of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a gift. Being vulnerable isn’t the same as being scared or admitting defeat. In fact, knowing and accepting it is actually a strength. Why? Because you can get really good at recognizing when those pesky, at times painful vulnerabilities are in...
Marriage Is Not For Chickens

Marriage Is Not For Chickens

Two years ago, I sat down to write a post about marriage. When it appeared on The Huffington Post, over 200,000 people agreed with what I had to say. In honor of my now 26th anniversary, celebrated quietly but with great joy recently, here are those thoughts —...