What the past can tell you about your mother that she can’t

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Inner chaos

The powerful artifacts of childhood


We know who we are by what we do.

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Until we get clearer with our vocabulary, we will be stuck with stigma

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A psychologist’s suggestions for making it easier than you think

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1. It’s best to be independent . . . really?

  • From infancy on, the goal of development is to learn to do things on our own. …


I was on the brink of ending my life—my daughter’s singing gave me something to cling onto.

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The upside of letting go

Psychologists define forgiveness as…


It’s so hard to bear the suffering of those we love.

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Depression and the Garden


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My great- grandmother: strange woman makes magic


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Giving up something I love

Martha Manning, Ph.D.

Martha Manning, Ph.D is a writer and clinical psychologist, whose memoir, Undercurrents deals with her severe depression. Like heavy stuff with lots of humor.

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