People Pleasing

I’m Tired, I’m Lonely, and I’m Afraid

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I’ve sat down to write a post no less than 20 times over the past 3 months. It’s almost comical how many open tabs I currently have in Chrome beginning with the titles like “5 steps I have taken to…”, “The best 3 ways…”, and “The most effective methods for…” I’ve been told ad nauseum from ...

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Most Likely to be Yourself

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Does anyone remember their high school superlative categories??? I had an interesting conversation with colleagues during a recent impromptu post-work happy hour. The candid nature of our conversation made me not only grateful for having an opportunity to work with young, bright, driven, and refreshingly unique individuals but also brought up a topic I had long ...

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Stop Making Excuses

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Below are the three steps I took to stop making excuses because of my health issues... I will never forget the first time I realized my disease provided a benefit – a highly addictive one. “So what do you gain from having an autoimmune disease?” This question, posed by my then-therapist, stunned me. “Excuse me?” I asked, my ...

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned About Identifying & Asserting Boundaries

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A lesson in turning my back on what's not meant for (or no longer serving) me... I’ve shared that therapy is a crucial tool in my healing journey, but I admittedly struggled early on to apply the methods and lessons learned while sitting on that cozy couch with a cup of organic green tea. Did I ...

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Reading to Change Your Perspective

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Reading, for me, used to consist of catching up on the Skimm in the morning and sporadically reading articles online from a link through on Pinterest while procrastinating at work. That run-on sentence alone indicates how distanced I became from my formal English education. I’ll admit I got through a shocking amount of AP English ...

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STOP Saying You’re Sorry – Break the Compulsive Apologizing Habit

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Any other compulsive apologizers out there? The Sorry habit is a tough one to kick. This is a problem I still struggle with at times since it goes hand in hand with people pleasing and perfectionism. I have apologized when I did nothing wrong and often in lieu of other polite phrases such as “Excuse me?” I ...

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