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Are You Practicing Self Care or Self Soothing?

Are You Practicing Self Care or Self Soothing?

It can seem an awful lot like splitting hair between the two concepts, but there is one really big difference between self-care and self-soothing. Hint: The difference lies in how you feel AFTER the fact. Learn more about how to spot which one is which before you make the choice (and it IS a choice!) to continue. Raising your awareness about self-care or self-soothing is going to help you make better choices for yourself. Ones that support your vision of…

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How Do People Pleasers Say No?

How Do People Pleasers Say No?

So how do ‘people pleasers’ say no?  Well as someone who knows very well she is a recovering (and still very much working at it) people pleaser, I can tell you simply…we don’t. Full stop. It doesn’t happen. Now we quite often MEAN to say no, we just do it in such a round-about, don’t want to upset any apple carts or make anyone unhappy way…that it sounds, at best, like a ‘maybe’. And we are lying. To ourselves and…

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How Our Own Expectations Frustrate Us

How Our Own Expectations Frustrate Us

I remember hearing that advice for the first time. Or at least it was the first time I actually paid attention and really ‘heard’ it if you know what I mean. You Teach People How to Treat You It was kind of confusing. I mean, was I supposed to just TELL everyone all the time exactly how I wanted to be treated? That seemed like a lot. But it actually is like that. However, there are other ways we do…

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Why does motivation fizzle out?

Why does motivation fizzle out?

  Ever decide you need to do something but then can’t seem to get started or keep going? You are not alone! In this video I talk about 2 big blocks that come up when we find we SAY we want to do something but then fizzle out and don’t. What is going on? Why don’t we get done what we say we want to? Where did my motivation go? Most of the time, if we just stop and listen…

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How worrying creates more problems than it solves

How worrying creates more problems than it solves

Hello lovelies! Oh boy, if you’ve been following me or the news in general you may have heard that here in PNW we just got hammered by not one, not two but MANY storms! (I actually lost count and we are waiting on another as I write this) A couple of these storms which brought really heavy snow, high winds and messy roads. You see, we are not all that good at dealing with snow around here if I’m honest…

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8 Amazing books I read in 2019

8 Amazing books I read in 2019

If you know me at all, you’ll know I love me some books! I will attempt to read just about anywhere, anytime and almost anything! Truly! I was that kid under the covers with a flashlight and then streetlight when I got busted and my light taken away, I was hiding books under desks at school, heck I’d even read cereal boxes if that’s all there was! Today I can offer myself more than a cornflakes box, and I do…

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The Darker Side Of Giving

The Darker Side Of Giving

Giving is a wonderful thing isn’t it?  Well, it IS, til it’s not. We’ve been bombarded with messages our whole lives about the wonderful magic and giving. Better to give than receive The giver is blessed thrice over Giving is better than receiving I don’t want anything except to make you happy He’s so nice he’d give you the shirt off his own back You can only get what you give There is a lot that we could unpack about…

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