Working with Your Ex When You Don’t Want To Be Friends: How To Cope

Working with Your Ex When You Don’t Want To Be Friends: How To Cope

Picture this: After dating your emotionally unavailable coworker, they’ve ended the relationship. I can’t give you what you want; it’s me, not you; I’m not ready for a relationship; I still have feelings for my ex; you knew my situation; I...

Podcast Ep. 239: Conflict Spotlights The Truth of Our More Fragile Relationships

It’s possible that you have a relationship with someone that even though you seem to get on some or a lot of the time, the relationship is fragile, delicate, even if you pretend to know otherwise. While maybe it’s not anywhere near as bad or awkward or whatever as...

Feeling Bad About Feeling Good

When we’re people pleasers, we imagine that being “good” means that we’ll feel good. Of course, this is super confusing when we feel like crap despite trying to be everyone else’s version of good. We wrestle with overwhelm, shame, resentment and...

You Might Feel Bad After Standing up for Yourself, but You’ve Done a Good Thing

Sometimes after I’ve stood up for myself, whether it’s in conflict situations or where I’ve essentially put my stake in the sand and said ‘Yep, this is who I am’ or ‘This is what I care about’ or ‘This is what I’d...

Podcast Ep. 193: The Landmarks of Boundaried Communication

When we embark on creating healthier boundaries, it means that we have to put our needs, expectations, desires, feelings and opinions about our preferences, principles and priorities into action. We have to communicate through our actions, intentions and words what is...