10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

    When is the best time to start taking better care of yourself? Right now! No matter the season or day of the week, it’s time to put yourself on your to-do list and give yourself the same love and respect that you give to others. Below, I share 10 summer self-care ideas, but […]

Boundaries and self-care make codependent feel guilty.

Prioritize Your Needs, Set Boundaries, and Practice Self-Care Without Feeling Guilty

  Do you have difficulty prioritizing your needs, setting boundaries, and consistently practicing self-care? These are struggles for many people who have codependent traits. We tend to put our needs last, often sacrificing our own well-being to make other people happy or avoid conflict. And when we do consider our own needs, set boundaries, and […]

10 Stress Management Tips for for Busy, Overwhelming, and Difficult Times

10 Stress Management Tips for for Busy, Overwhelming, and Difficult Times

  We all experience stress, a feeling of being pressured or overwhelmed, from time to time. Sometimes feeling stressed only lasts a few minutes or hours — and either the stressor is relieved, or we successfully use our coping strategies to reduce our feelings of overwhelm. And there are other times when we’re under a […]

Best Self Help Books about Codependency, Healthy Relationships, Adult Children, Dysfunctional Families

40 More Self-Help Books About Codependency and Healthy Relationships

  Summer is upon us — and if you’re lucky, your schedule will lighten up a bit and allow you to enjoy a few long weekends away from work or some quiet evenings on the porch relaxing with a good book. Summer is always a great time to catch up on some reading. I’m a […]

Release Mother's Day Guilt. Moms can give up mother's day guilt, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and reclaim mother's day.

Release Mother’s Day Guilt

  Moms, you deserve to reclaim Mother’s Day and make it a day that truly makes you happy. Mother’s Day is often filled with angst and guilt and conflict. Mothers are particularly good at taking care of everyone else, wanting to please people, keep the peace, and simply putting themselves last. And some Moms have […]

What are boundaries and why do I need them?

What Are Boundaries and Why Do I Need Them?

What are boundaries? All relationships need boundaries. A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. They separate your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others. Your boundaries also tell other how they can treat you – what’s acceptable and what isn’t. without boundaries, people may take advantage of you because […]

Practical Ways to Love Yourself and practice self-compassion

9 Practical Ways to Love Yourself

  Life can be hard. We all screw up sometimes. We get frustrated and lose our temper. We regret things said or left unsaid. Our children struggle with learning disabilities or anxiety or any number of things. We hurt deep inside about harm caused to us as children. Our loved ones die. We get laid-off […]

Coping with Loneliness

Coping with Loneliness

  Coping with Loneliness: How to Reconnect with Yourself and Others Is loneliness becoming more pervasive? I’m not sure, but sometimes it seems that way. We’re all so busy that it can be hard to make time to socialize and prioritize face-to-face relationship building time. Many of us don’t have a sense of community or […]

How to Reclaim Your Self Worth

How to Reclaim Your Self-Worth

  Why do you feel unworthy? So many of us feel unworthy. We feel like we’re not good enough, like we don’t fit in, and like we don’t matter. We’re overly self-critical, fixating on our flaws and failures. We think we need to be perfect and successful in order to have value. For years we’ve […]

A woman learning to love herself with self-compassion

How to Love Yourself: 22 Simple Ideas

  Before anybody else can love you, you have to love yourself You’ve heard this many times before. But what does it mean to love yourself? And how do you actually love yourself? For various reasons, many of us find it easier to love others than to love ourselves. Sometimes we’re truly quite awful to […]