Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend

Your addiction has a dream for your life. So does your anxiety. And your depression. And also your memories… and yes, your shame has a vision for you too. • • • If you are reading this blog, you or someone you care about may live with one or more of these experiences: addiction or … More Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend

Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”

By Dr. Nancy Irwin, Guest Contributor I was recently devastated at the news that Kate Spade, and then Anthony Bourdain, died by suicide. These two tremendously creative, sensitive people, had made an impact not only on my life but on the lives of millions of others. Their deaths are truly tragic. But the one silver … More Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”

What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?

If someone you know is depressed, telling them to cheer up won’t help. And a few more things that you should avoid saying: Just get outside and you feel better… You need a pet… When are you going back to work? You think too much… Just fake it ’til you make it… You will feel … More What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?