Even if You’re the Strong One, You Need Help and Support Too

Asking for or just straight up needing help and support doesn’t make us weak; it makes us human. Always being the giver or everything having to be transactional where we see people as a means to an end or feel as if we have to earn support first or pay it...

Podcast Ep. 247: The One Where Nat Went To Therapy

It’s time for me to go on my end-of-year break, so this is the last episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions for 2021. It’s a reflective episode where I share how I surprised myself by going to therapy this year and how it, along with joys and...

Podcast Ep. 241: Always The Strong or Supportive One? People Might Not Know You’re In Need

We often don’t realise how reliant we are on being ‘strong’ and The Supportive One until we experience discomfort and resistance around expressing our need for help and support. This week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions delves...
Your Needs Matter. There’s No Need to Be the Strong One.

Your Needs Matter. There’s No Need to Be the Strong One.

So many of us are conditioned to feel as if we have to be The Strong One. Very often, we adopt this role for self-protection in our childhood. This helps us to cope and survive but becomes maladaptive when we stick with it in adulthood.  We’re the one who...