Perhaps we have someone in our lives that we would consider a “bulldozer.” They seem to always get what they want and have a very hard time accepting “no” for an answer. They are extremely convincing or downright dishonest and/or they only call us when they want something. These are the characteristics that we generally … Continue reading Hate To Tell You “Do-Gooders” But….People Pleasing is Just Another Form of Manipulation
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” ― Anthony … Continue reading Travel Grows My Ability to Handle Stress (But Here’s How You can Practice the Same Strategy)
Some people may have narcissistic parents or are in romantic relationships or friendships with narcissists. If you recognize some of these signs, it is likely that this person will have very little self-awareness. Of course, I am in the business of believing that people can change, but remember- you can’t change others. They will likely … Continue reading Why Your Relationship Might Be At The Root of You Not Ever Feeling Good Enough: Top 10 Signs of Narcissistic Abuse.
https://youtu.be/ROl4qW_TET0 There is so much more to this term than just “being clingy” in a romantic relationship. Many people find that their friendships, their familial relationships, and even their relationship with their work can feel codependent at times. A person who is codependent will plan their entire life around pleasing the other person. … Continue reading Let Codependency Live on in Soap Operas, Not your Life GUEST BLOG by KRISTEN MCGEEHON
Mother’s Day- get ready for lots of brunch advertisements and reminders to buy flowers. If you have a supportive mama that is alive and healthy or if you are a mama and have a healthy good relationship with your children, then perhaps this day is conflict free and one of celebration. But for many, … Continue reading How to Support Your Friend for Whom Mother’s Day Sucks!
People are beginning to leave toxic spiritual environments as a result of feeling judged, shamed, mistreated, demeaned or even abused. I call these folks religious refugees. It can feel lonely and scary to leave a toxic community. Even though there might be deep pain there, they may provide your only sense of community. Here are … Continue reading Religious Refugees: 10 signs of a toxic Spiritual Environment
Drama, drama, drama. You’re having the same argument for the third time this week (and the past 12 weeks), and you can’t seem to get past it. Maybe you’ve quit a third job in 6 months because you cannot seem to get along with your boss or coworkers. If you keep finding yourself in these … Continue reading Are you the Drama Addict?Guest Blog Kristen McGeehon
Ideally, we are supposed to grow up with loving and protective parents that are curious about who we really are, they nurture and support us, they teach us how to protect ourselves and take care of ourselves. Our caregivers’ voices become our internal voice. We internalize the way they spoke to us as a way … Continue reading When you’re running on an empty bucket
https://youtu.be/hJy3JQhQ_dQ Do the holidays have you feeling anxious and exhausted already? All the chit chat and small talk and having to be cheerful and joyous - I feel exhausted just thinking about it! While it can be tempting to forgo all of the holiday events, connection and relationships are very important to our wellbeing; so, … Continue reading The Introvert’s Holiday Survival Guide by Kristen McGeehon
As a new graduate, you knew that finding a job wouldn’t be as easy as you walking across the stage and getting a job offer immediately upon receiving your degree. But you did hope that it would be a little easier than this. You’ve been applying non-stop to jobs for the past few months, spending … Continue reading Another Job Rejection? Here Are Some Ways to Boost Your Confidence to Help You Land the Next Job. Guest blog by team member Kristen McGeehon