What’s The Difference Between Being Selfish And Being Self-Aware?

What’s The Difference Between Being Selfish And Being Self-Aware?

Sometimes, in therapy, I find myself explaining the difference between being self-centered or selfish, and being self-aware. When I do, I suspect I am talking with someone who is hiding depression. Someone with perfectly hidden depression. Their belief? “If I ask for...
Are You Depressed And No One Knows It But You?

Are You Depressed And No One Knows It But You?

She is the young career woman who years ago woke up in a hotel room. Not remembering how she had gotten there. Alone. Half-naked. Realizing she had been raped. She never told anyone. “It’s never really bothered me,” she tells me now. Smiling. She...
3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

3 Steps Out of Hidden Depression

I have been writing about hidden depression. The person who no one would suspect, behind those smiling eyes and cheerful, “Good morning!” was thinking of driving off the road.  If it weren’t for her kids. Or his family. What a horrible way to live....