How to Get Out of Something You’ve Already Agreed To

It’s tricky when we find ourselves wanting to get out of something we’ve agreed to. We don’t like letting people down and feeling like we’re “flaky” or “lazy”. Side note: we’re not.  If you need to get out...

Podcast Ep. 245: Disagreeing With Loved Ones Doesn’t Have to Be Threatening

Why is it that we might be able to debate and have disagreements at work but panic and shut down or become defensive with loved ones? In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I explain why we find disagreements and differences with loved ones...

How To Say No To Festive Invites

It’s not uncommon during the festive season for this idea that we’re rejecting a person by saying no to take hold. Or, we think that because it’s the festive season that we’re supposed to do everything and feel a particular way. We then...
How to Deal With Feeling Obliged During the Festive Season

How to Deal With Feeling Obliged During the Festive Season

Have you felt conflicted about some of the requests you’re dealing with this month due to the season’s festivities? If so, it’s likely due in part to the struggle of that people-pleaser part of you that struggles to discern what’s fair and...

Podcast Ep. 205: Four steps to help you have an assertive response when you recognise that you don’t want to do something

This week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions is about how to be more assertive in those instances where you recognise that you don’t want to do a request or what’s expected. Thanks to the events of the last few months, I haven’t seen my...