How to Set Emotional Boundaries

Are you the person everyone goes to for advice? Do others talk your ear off, but forget to ask how you’re doing? Do they ask you for rides or money, but never offer? Are you sick and tired of feeling emotionally drained by others? As a natural helper, healer, people pleaser and/or empath, you mayContinue reading “How to Set Emotional Boundaries”

5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers

We all have anxiety sometimes, about some things. Anxiety can distort thoughts. And this is just as true for people pleasers as anyone. In fact, buying into the lies anxiety tells people pleasers is what often keeps them stuck in self-defeating behaviors. By the way, a people pleaser is someone who tends to go alongContinue reading “5 Lies Anxiety tells People Pleasers”

Am I in a Toxic Relationship?

Trigger warning: Verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse are referenced in this post and specific examples are given. Cutting ‘toxic’ people out of our lives seems to be the talk of the town these days. But what does it actually mean? Toxic relationships can be with a significant other, but they can also occur withinContinue reading “Am I in a Toxic Relationship?”

Set Boundaries with Family during the Holidays

Establishing good boundaries with family during the holidays will help you stay grounded. Even the most put-together, well-adjusted families in the world lose their s#*& during the holidays. There will be interrupted travel and burnt food and crying children… Still, there are ways to be prepared for the chaos. Today, I’ll discuss boundaries with familyContinue reading “Set Boundaries with Family during the Holidays”