Dr. Margaret Rutherford, Psychologist — Perfectly Hidden Depression , Perfectionism, Self-Acceptance, Mindfulness For Shame and Depression (#98)

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been a psychologist in private practice for over twenty-five years. She began writing online in 2012, and was just narcissistic enough to believe that she might have something fresh or funny to say about she has learned. She has begun a podcast called The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.  Her new book, entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, was launched in November of 2019.

She has been researching and writing on this topic for five years, and she’s passionate about the message that although depression can be heavily masked by perfectionism, its damage can still be devastating to that someone who’s trying so hard to smile their way through growing loneliness and despair.  She has written for HuffPost, Psychology Today, The Mighty, Psych Central, The Gottman Blog, Psychologies, StigmaFighters, The Good Men Project.

Book: Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression

Podcast: The Self Work Podcast

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Topics we discuss:

  • Antidote to perfectionism is self-acceptance?
  • Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression
  • Art of mindfulness in catching shame and depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Healthy Perfectionism
  • Stages of Consciousness
  • and much more!

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