A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms

Dear You, If you’re reading this letter, you may be wondering… was my mom emotionally distant? Here are some signs that she may have been… During childhood, you spent a lot of time alone, being looked after by siblings, or looking after siblings. Your mom didn’t come to your recitals, shows, or games. Your momContinue reading “A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms”

When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely

In this time of social distancing, it only makes sense that many people feel lonely. No one is physically present with co-workers, friends, or others they saw on a regular basis. Sure, we may talk to folks on Zoom and Google Hangouts, but it’s not the same. Still, loneliness was a major problem well beforeContinue reading “When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely”

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”