Podcast Ep. 229: Burning Out from Being There For Others

Some of us really pride ourselves on being there for others. However, if we don’t also have healthy boundaries and take care of ourselves, we feel drained, overwhelmed, resentful, and burnt out. In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk...

Podcast Ep. 225: Are We Giving or *Imposing*?

In this week’s episode of  The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk about something that makes most of us very uncomfortable: ‘giving’ that crosses boundaries. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Android 5 key topics in this...

If you’re always The Giver, others have to play the role of The Taker

When we feel shortchanged, marginalised, underappreciated and taken advantage of in our relationships, there is this sense that this is not how we ‘should’ be feeling given ‘everything we’ve done’. It’s like, I’ve been...

Giving To Get Along

People pleasing means that sometimes, possibly often, we confuse compromising ourselves and avoiding conflict with ‘giving’. In fact, much of what we regard as ‘keeping the peace’ equates to destroying our inner peace. Giving is the free...
It’s OK to receive – you don’t always have to be the giver

It’s OK to receive – you don’t always have to be the giver

Have you ever had someone do something for you or give you something only to wind up feeling as if you owe them? Rather than receiving and saying thank you, your mind is lurching into IOU territory, triggering the likes of overwhelm, guilt, panic, discomfort and...