Podcast Ep. 258: It’s Not Our Job to Meet Our Parents’ Expectations

In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions podcast, I talk about those annoying and hurtful comments that our parents make about us and our life choices that leave us believing that we are a disappointment. I delve into some of the ways our parents’...
There Really Is No Pleasing Unpleasable People, and That’s Okay

There Really Is No Pleasing Unpleasable People, and That’s Okay

Something I’ve come to fundamentally understand in adulthood is there’s no pleasing some people. And it’s not because you didn’t try hard enough or that there’s something wrong with you–some people don’t want to be pleased....

Parents Believing They ‘Had It Worse’ Makes Empathy Difficult for Them

My mother wanted me to do “better”. She wanted me to have and make the most of advantages and opportunities. She was also terribly afraid of me, not just failing and so not “succeeding”, but also ending up “like her”. I’m not alone in having a mother who...

Podcast Ep.19: Someone’s Else’s Partner Isn’t For You, Those Pesky Internal Rules, Yeah Yeah Intentions

It’s been a very emotional week for me as I received an unexpected acknowledgement and apology about something after 21 years (more in the podcast) but I also had the pleasure of spending the day with survivors of domestic abuse at Wiltshire-based charity,...

Podcast Ep. 3: The Critical Parent’s Effect on You, Mixing Up Boredom With Fear of Being Alone With Yourself, Stop Putting It Off

It’s that time of the week again! The third episode of “The Baggage Reclaim Sessions” podcast has just become available. Each week I cover topics around empowering you to discover and reclaim the great you that already exists, offloading excess emotional...