Depression Articles

What Does Feeling Vulnerable Mean? (Perhaps Not What You Think)

Have you always secretly maintained that being emotionally vulnerable is a terrible idea?  For those of us who experienced childhood trauma (and sadly, that’s many of us) avoiding emotional vulnerability might have been a useful survival tactic. We just couldn’t bear to feel any more emotional pain, so we learned to dodge it. But are...

Setting Expectations Too High – a Direct Route to Stress and Depression?

What are expectations? Our prediction of how we want things to go, expectations can seem harmless. But not always. Low expectations, for example, can mean you underachieve in life, or let others manipulate you. And what about high expectations? In a world focused on success and ambition, they can seem exemplary. But high expectations are often a...