The Inner Critic comes in all forms

“I am really driven, but my drive doesn’t affect the conversations I have in my head about life, and my worries and fears and insecurities.” Zach Braff . Following on from my last post about the early influences we experience that can form the inner critic . The concept of an inner critic is well known but most…

Depression Research Update

Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life. But when emptiness and despair take hold and won’t go away, it may be depression. More than just the temporary “blues,” the lows of depression make it tough to function and enjoy life as you once did. Hobbies and friends don’t interest you like they used…

How I cope with depression.

Originally posted on kenkennardblog:
I have suffered from depression since I was a teenager.  I am now 61.  I did not know I “had” depression until I had a breakdown when I was 50 and was admitted to a psychiatric clinic.  Even then, I remonstrated with the consultant psychiatrist.  How could I, a man who…

Accepting Failure and Learning from it

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat.  It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only  by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Failure is something we all must come to terms with. Businesses and relationships fail to make it, targets are…

Getting Started with Online Therapy…Easy as 1,2,3

Getting the help you need is easier than you think. Starting online therapy means communication with your therapist….not a secretary…..not a form…..no sitting in a waiting room….no trips into town…. a simple process.  Here is how it works:   Make that appointment: You may have been feeling that life is becoming more difficult. Work is getting on…

Focus to avoid Rumination

One of the biggest difficulties we face when trying to instigate change in our lives is protecting ourselves from the effects of the past and an imagined future. Even when the past has been somewhat dealt with, the brave new world known as our new future life can be difficult to deal with, hold many fears and lead us…